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WED, 3/7 >> Hunger Action Network of NY State Lobby Day in Albany

Get on the Bus for a Higher Minimum Wage!!

Come to Albany on Wednesday March 7 for a statewide legislative action day with the Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS).  HANNYS is a statewide anti-hunger coalition that combines grassroots organizing at the local level with state level research, education and advocacy to address the root causes of hunger, including poverty.

 Help Demand:

1. Restore the welfare grant hike
2. Raise the State Minimum Wage to $10 / hour
3. Pass Education Access Bill
4. Jobs – for low-income New Yorkers
5. Fair Taxes, Restore Human Service / Housing Funding
6. Close Corporate Tax Loopholes


The day starts at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut St., Albanyat 9:30 AM with registration. A briefing at 10 AM, a rally / action at noon, and lobby visits from 1 to 3:30. We have buses / vans planned from NYC and Rochesterand hope to have some from Westchester. 

Call Dennis Hanratty at (914) 699-1114 ext. 303 if you’d like to attend.

Issues: restore the basic welfare grant hike; increase state minimum wage; access to education for welfare participants; jobs; and fair revenues / close corporate tax loopholes.   Flyer | Budget Overview

 Read January 2012 HANNYS Newsletter