The morning of October 8th, our year of hard work finally paid off in a big way when Mayor Byron Brown committed to our Anti-Poverty Platform!
Specifically, he committed to 500
rehabs of city-owned abandoned properties in 5 years and to 50%
local hiring for those jobs the rehab and demolition work will create! In addition, Mayor Brown donated 397 * 398 Massachusetts for us to rehabilitate. Check out the Buffalo News coverage of the press conference.
Also, please check out video footage of the press conference video footage of the press conference
courtesy of WNYmedia.
This victory belongs to every PUSH member, staff, volunteer and the regular people in the City of Buffalo. This is a living breathing example of how regular people are the policymakers that we need and how real people
, have real power
Posted on Tue, October 14, 2008