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Stigmatizing Food Stamps: NY Times Repeats Call to Ban Fingerprinting

Posted by bboyd on January 3, 2012

For the second time is as many months, the New York Times Editorial Board has strongly criticized the Bloomberg Administration for continuing the practice of fingerprinting applicants to the food stamp program. Full text after the jump:


NY Times Editorial: A Living Wage, Long Overdue

Posted by bboyd on December 27, 2011

Editorial
A Living Wage, Long Overdue
Published: December 25, 2011

New York City provides hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxpayer-financed subsidies to private developers. It is only right that the jobs created by those projects pay a decent wage. The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, widely known as the living-wage bill, would nudge these employers in the right direction.


Empire Justice Center: Finger Imaging is Keeping New Yorkers Hungry this Holiday Season

Posted by bboyd on December 21, 2011

SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS: TIME TO LEAVE FINGER PRINTS BEHIND


Food Stamps: A Success Story

Posted by bboyd on December 15, 2011

This week's issue of The Nation takes a good look at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps).


Joel Berg's Guest Blog for Macmillan Dictionary: What word in English is loaded with the most ‘class’ content for you?

Posted by bboyd on December 12, 2011



What word in English is loaded with the most ‘class’ content for you?

That's the question NYCCAH's Executive Director Joel Berg recently answered for the Macmillan Dictionary blog.

Click the book jacket at left for his answer, or see the full text below:


Grow the Economy: Governor Cuomo Announces MAJOR Tax, Job Creation Deal

Posted by bboyd on December 6, 2011

After striking a deal with Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats, Governor Cuomo made a major announcement on changes to New York State's tax code.

Click for the OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE.

The result of negotiations ultimately results in a more progressive system, collecting more taxes from higher-income brackets while lowering taxes on the middle class.


Congratulations to "Finding North" being selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition!

Posted by bboyd on December 2, 2011

Congratulations to FINDING NORTH being selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition!

The feature, directed by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson, is a serious examination of hunger in America and the forces in play. NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg said, "we are excited that such a high quality film will be focusing on the hunger problem and its solutions."


NY Times Editorial Board: End Finger-Imaging for Food Stamps

Posted by bboyd on November 1, 2011

This morning, The New York Times Editorial Board came out in support of abolishing the finger-imaging requirement for food stamps applicants in New York City.

Click "The Opinion Pages" link, or read full text after the jump:

Editorial
Punishing Poverty
Published: October 31, 2011


YELP House Party to Fight Hunger!

Posted by bboyd on October 27, 2011

This November, NYCCAH is teaming up with our good friends at YELP to throw the first-ever House Party To Fight Hunger! All donations will help fund our innovative anti-poverty programs. See below for more details. Hope to see you there!


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