NEW YORK - “Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Janus in the highly-anticipated Janus v. AFSCME case. Community Voices Heard (CVH) condemn this blatant attack on the long standing and previously settled rights of working people. This ruling is an attack on labor unions and a thinly veiled mechanism to roll back economic gains for communities of color, particularly black workers who have consistently shown a higher union membership. This ruling in favor of Janus will inevitably widen the growth in income inequality and the stratification of wages by education.Read More
The Supreme Court has failed our country once again on its mission to uphold justice. Today, in an unsurprising 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban. The court proved divided along its usual ideological lines, with the Republican-appointed justices in the majority, making use of a stolen seat filled up by Neil Gorsuch. This third iteration of Trump's Muslim Ban will go into effect on October 18th.Read More
New York, NY - June 11, 2018 Community Voices Heard (CVH) is excited to learn of the City’s historic $2.2 billion investment in NYCHA under a consent decree with the Southern District of New York.
City Hall, NY - June 7, 2018 Members of Community Voices Heard (CVH) stood with Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, and Council Members Diana Ayala, Carlina Rivera, Helen Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, and Alika Ampry-Samuel to call on Mayor de Blasio and NYCHA to deliver a repair timeline of each building, as well as renew their demand for $2 billion to be included in the city budget to expedite the repair process.Read More
Yesterday, #CVHAction members at #Ossining stood up for #StableHomesNow at the Public Hearing on proposed Local Law 3-2018 regarding an update to Affordable Housing policy. ¡More needs to be done! 19 communities in Westchester have rent stabilization. Its for the good of #Ossining to join them. #ETPARead More
CVH is leading the charge to hold the New York City Housing Authority accountable to its obligations to low-income residents. New York’s is the largest public housing system in the nation. CVH’s fight to ensure stable and affordable housing mirrors the struggle for people across the country.Read More