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FPWA’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Jennifer Jones Austin, and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, The National Co-Chair of Poor People’s Campaign and President of Repairers of the Breach, will hold a virtual rally on June 9, 2020 from 11:00AM to 11:30AM to bring attention to the Poor People’s Campaign’s Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, to be held on June 20, 2020.

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A coalition of New York City-based nonprofits issued a letter today to New York City-area Members of Congress urging them to swiftly and substantially build on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The letter includes more than 30 specific policy recommendations and is signed by 59 New York City-based nonprofit human service providers and faith-based institutions.

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Yesterday Mayor de Blasio released New York City’s Executive Budget for FY21. This budget aims to address a $8.7 billion deficit due, in great part, to the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus on the city while also ensuring that vital food supports, human services, and health care are available to all New Yorkers to both fight COVID-19 and put the city on the road to recovery. These are challenging times that are forcing our city leaders to make difficult decisions. But in making these decisions, they must be vigilant about not causing further harm. The individuals, children, and families most challenged by the coronavirus will be the most impacted by many of the proposed cuts. This is especially troubling considering that they are the very persons who were struggling economically and academically to get on track and forge ahead before COVID-19.

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The effects of the coronavirus on New York City are reaching mammoth proportions as the number of people affected soars. It’s been speculated that city and state budgets will take a massive hit due to pandemic response and economic impact. Now we have estimates of how big that hit will be.

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On Friday, the president signed into law The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2.1 trillion CARES Act provides significant support for people, states, the health care system, small businesses, and yes, big businesses too.

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