NEW YORK'S FUTURE IS HANGING IN THE BALANCE

NEW YORK BEFORE THE PANDEMIC

New York is one of the leaders in inequality between working people and the ultrarich.

“Top 1 percent make 44 times more than the bottom 99 percent statewide…” 

  • The worst inequality of any state in the nation
  • 12 years of austerity budgets
  • Harsh racial disparities in education, healthcare, housing & jobs

COVID-19 MADE IT ALL WORSE

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare deep societal inequalities that have existed all along. The burdens of this virus are falling on our most vulnerable.


NEW YORK HAS LOST MORE THAN TWO MILLION JOBS

2,026,869

New unemployment claims, March 21–May 9

98 percent of jobs lost were workers making $68,000 or less.


MEANWHILE, THE 1% ARE GAINING WEALTH & INCOME 

$566 Billion (8.6%)

Their wealth is up 8.6% during the pandemic.
  • 32 Billionaires saw their wealth go up by 10% or more. 
  • 118 New York billionaires have a total wealth of $566 billion.
  • The richest New Yorker, Mike Bloomberg, saw his wealth rise 22% since March 18.

NOW, OUR STATE FACES A FISCAL CRISIS

We are looking at almost $10 billion in budget cuts. These cuts will do serious damage to our most critical services and essential workers.

Health Care Funding In New York State

Health Care

Public Housing Funding in New York

Housing

We Have a Choice.
We Can Raise Revenue and Rebuild New York State.

WHAT'S WORTH MORE TO US?

We can raise revenue from our wealthiest citizens and save our society.