12% and Growing Coalition Fights for Fair Budgets

December 24, 2008

This coming Monday in New York City, the 12% and Growing Coalition: Asian Pacific American Community Fighting for a Fair Budget will be holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall. The 12% Coalition will call for a stop to New York State and City budget cuts, which would particularly harm low-income and other vulnerable and underserved APA immigrants. The 12% Coalition is made up of over 20 New York organizations
representing over 40 APA ethnic groups.

Service providers, advocates, youth, parents, and seniors will be speaking during the press conference.

Although APAs -- at 12 percent of the City's population -- are the fastest growing racial group, APA-led organizations receive less than half of one percent of City funds.

If you're in the New York area, stop by to show your support for this incredible advocacy effort. For more info, contact Wayne Ho at who [at] cacf.org

Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:00am
Steps of City Hall: Broadway (at Murray Street) or Park Row (across from Pace University)
New York, NY 10007