Every New Yorker deserves to breathe clean air, live in safe and affordable housing, receive a high-quality public education, access comprehensive healthcare and universal childcare, and live in well-resourced communities on a livable planet.
But for decades, corporate aligned elected officials have underinvested in working-class neighborhoods and instead prioritized the desires of greedy corporations and the ultra-rich.
A different New York is possible: one where everyone has what they need to build a foundation on which they can thrive. We just need New York’s ultra-rich to pay what they owe in taxes. The Invest in Our New York Campaign aims to support every New Yorker and our communities by:
Increasing taxes on New York’s wealthiest and big corporations to ensure they pay what they owe
Putting forward a plan for state spending that prioritizes the needs of low-income and working-class people, communities of color, and New York’s most impacted by the affordability crisis; and
Shifting the state’s economic development efforts away from corporate giveaways and instead toward resourcing our public programs.
In the past, the Invest In Our New York campaign has secured major changes to an unfair tax system, generating billions of dollars in new public funds that were directly invested in supporting working-class and low-income New Yorkers. This included:
Amending state law so millionaires and big corporations paid a little more in taxes, generating $10 billion in new public funds to invest in our communities.
$2.4 billion in emergency rental assistance program that helped tenants across the state, including undocumented people, pay rent debt accrued during the COVID crises.
$4.2 billion that was owed to New York public schools.
$2 billion to support 130,000 “excluded workers” who help form the backbone of our economy, for income lost during COVID - the first fund of its kind in the U.S.
$1 billion fund to support small businesses, including $800 million for small business grants and $200 million in small business tax credits.
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