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NYS Communications Boot Camp - Oct. 2011

On October 3rd and 4th, over a hundred New Yorkers from across the state — organizers, community leaders, students, advocates and policy experts — came together in Albany for a two day boot camp on communications strategies, progressive taxation and the millionaires tax.

The event was organized by the New Deal for New York, ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York and the Center for Working Families. Nationally recognized messaging experts from Demos, Spitfire Strategies and the Center for Social Inclusion conducted workshops and presentations. The event was generously funded by the Ford Foundation.



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News Coverage & Media

Times Union: “New Progressive Front in War Over Tax Policy”  (Oct. 5, 2011) “Activists focus on Albany as well as Wall Street”  (Oct. 5, 2011)

Below, watch Rosemary Rivera from Citizen Action NY explain how budget cuts are impacting her community.  Click here to see other boot camp participants explain why they oppose a tax break for the wealthy.

A Capitol Tonight round table featured boot camp participants Bobby Tolbert from VOCAL, Allison Sesso from the Human Services Council and Michael Kink from Strong Economy for All. They talked with Liz Benjamin about the goals of the boot camp.


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