This Afternoon: Important City Council Hearing

City Councilmember Margaret Chin sent the following email out to supporters:

This coming Monday, the City Council will hold an important public hearing on the upcoming budget. With our city and state in fiscal crisis, many of our most essential services – from after school programs to bus lines, from libraries to senior centers – are threatened.

That’s why I urge you to come out this Monday, June 7th at 2pm (and on into the evening) at City Hall, and make your voice heard.

I’m fighting hard to preserve these programs in my district and across the city. I’ve been joined by 12 other City Council members in the Progressive Caucus to urge Mayor Bloomberg to consider viable alternatives to these cuts, including revenue generating solutions such as a progressive income tax and closing the hedge fund loophole. I believe New Yorkers should contribute their fair share towards the services we all rely on.

But there is nothing like the voices of New Yorkers to shake things up, and alert the Mayor to the problems facing ordinary people. So please come and make your voice heard this Monday, June 7th at 2pm at City Hall.

Hope to see you Monday!