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Minimum wage organizing Forum Westchester Thurs March 28

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  • dunleamark
    Hunger Action Network of NYS _www.hungeractionnys.orgI_ (http://www.hungeractionnys.orgI) Info Below re: - Speaking on Food Policy at Just Food Conference
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 28, 2013
       
      Hunger Action Network of NYS
       
      Info Below re: - Speaking on Food Policy at Just Food Conference Fri. March 29
      - Speaking on Minimum Wage Westchester Thursday March 28
      - Rally for Fair elections, SEIU, Wed. April 3rd, 5:30 PM
      - Mon. Apr. 8, 6-9 p.m. – “The Safety Net, Sequestration, and Austerity Politics: Where We are Headed and What We Can Do- NYC
       
      Minimum wage organizing Forum Westchester Thurs March 28
       
      The Hudson Valley Coalition for a Fair Economy is sponsoring a People’s Town Hall meeting on “Achieving a Decent Minimum Wage Law.” The event will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7pm at the Caputo Community Center located at 95 Broadway in Ossining, NY.

      Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of Hunger Action Network of NYS and speaker at the March 28th Ossining Forum, will discuss these issues in more detail including the campaign to raise the federal minimum wage. Elected representatives have been invited to comment on the proposal of the minimum wage law.

      The event is free and open to the public. Members of the coalition include: CWA local 1103, Take18, MoveOn Westchester, Mt. Vernon United Tenants, WESPAC Foundation, the Westchester-Putnam Working Families Party and the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action.

      Rally for Fair elections / public campaign finance reform :

      Wed., April 3rd - 5:30 pm, SEIU Auditorium, 310 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 -- RSVP online at http://fairelectionsny.org/nycrally, Speakers include: Ben Jealous, NAACP; Phil Radford, Greenpeace; George Gresham, 1199SEIU
       
      Just Food Conference, Fri. March 29
       
      If you are going to the Just Food Conference, Hunger Action Network is presenting at two workshops:
       
      11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

      HUNGER AND FOOD POLICY (FOOD JUSTICE
      )

      This workshop will describe the relationship of the anti-hunger and food policy movements. We will discuss how to promote healthy, nutritional food choices while dealing with the poverty of hunger. Participants will examine the root causes of hunger and food insecurity in NYS and discuss the recent battle over the Farm Bill and hunger.

      Speakers: Joel Berg, NYC Coalition Against Hunger; Mark Dunlea, Hunger Action Network of New York State
       
      12:30 and 1:30
      Food Policy and the NYC Mayoral election

      The NYC Mayoral election later this year pose new opportunities and challenges in advancing good food and farm policy by city government. Hear from advocates about existing policy platforms and efforts to build a grassroots coalition to advance food justice priorities in the 2013 Mayoral race. Come and join the conversation and mobilization!

      Speakers:Hunger Action Network NYC; Food Systems Network NYC; Brooklyn Coalition; CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
       
      Mon. Apr. 8, 6-9 p.m. – “The Safety Net, Sequestration, and Austerity Politics: Where We are Headed and What We Can Do”;

      guest speakers include Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research), James Parrott (Fiscal Policy Institute), Frances Fox Piven (CUNY), and Michael Zweig (U.S. Labor Against War); also featuring a special historical art exhibition by Labor Arts; sponsored by the Professional Staff Congress CUNY, No Bad Grand Bargain, and NYC Alliance for Retired Americans, and NYC Managerial Employees Assoc.; at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Harris Terrace, 199 Chambers St. (at Greenwich St.) in Manhattan;

      more info at www.psc-cuny.org/sites/default/files/SafetyNetForum040812.pdf

       

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