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Low-Income Community Leaders Hold Teach-ins on the Release of Stimulus Funds


Low-Income Community Leaders from 6 Grassroots Networks Hold Community Teach-ins and Statewide Telephonic Press Briefing about First Release of Broad Data on Stimulus Investments

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Community Teach-Ins in four locations and Statewide Telephonic Press Briefing where community leaders and researchers will be discussing the latest stimulus data and how successful spending has been in addressing the need for good jobs, green economy, and fighting homelessness and poverty.
Community Teach-Ins:  Saturday, October 31st from 11am - 1pm
  • New York City: New York Immigration Coalition, 137-139 W. 25th Street, 12th Floor, NY, NY
  • Newburgh / Mid-Hudson Valley: Orange County Community College Newburgh Campus, Washington Center, 2nd Floor Assembly Room, Newburgh, NY
  • Albany: Albany Center for Economic Success, 255 Orange St, Albany, NY
  • Buffalo: PUSH Buffalo, 271 Grant St., Buffalo, NY
Statewide Telephonic Press Briefing:           
Saturday, October 31st from 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Telephone: 1-800-567-5900       Access Code:  483060#
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will publicly release the first broad performance data on the stimulus online at on October 30th. On the following day, researchers will explore the data with community leaders, discuss its impacts, and collaboratively strategize about how to ensure stimulus spending is effective. Immediately following will be a telephonic press briefing to share the statewide alliances' analysis of stimulus spending. An alliance of community organizing, government watchdog, and policy groups in New York State recently formed to ensure that federal stimulus funds allocated via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are distributed in an open and accountable manner that will create good jobs, and workforce and community development opportunities for people of color, immigrants, marginalized persons, the unemployed and for working families in New York State, especially its metro regions. The Community Teach-Ins will be a forum to explore the different areas of ARRA spending, key trends and figures, how to use, as well as provide an opportunity for participants to discuss their experiences with the stimulus and what types of data they would like to see in order to better evaluate its impact. Preliminary report backs from the community have raised concern about whether stimulus funds are reaching the most vulnerable communities. Reviewing and responding to telltale data creates tremendous opportunities for advocacy to ensure that stimulus spending responds to those communities most in need throughout New York State.
Statewide alliance of grassroots organizations, networks and researchers dedicated to ensuring transparent and equitable stimulus spending that rebuilds our state. Grassroots groups: Common Cause/New York, Community Voices Heard, Gamaliel NY, Make the Road New York, National People's Action New York, NYC AIDS Housing Network, New York Immigration Coalition & PUSH Buffalo. Policy and resource allies: Advancement Project, Center for Social Inclusion, Kirwan Institute, and The Opportunity Agenda.


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