Anti Violence Press Conference

Anti Violence Press Conference

For Immediate Release
Contact: 718-822-5555

The Tale of Two Cities: Extreme poverty, increased homelessness, untreated mental health and the propensity for violence are a deadly combination and a real threat most New Yorkers face daily. 

The latest mass casualties of 4 individuals in Chinatown is attributable to the combination of increased homelessness, untreated mental health and the propensity for violence. In this day and age when our city is home to some of the wealthiest families in the world, New Yorkers deserve and are demanding equable living standards for all residents regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds. Decent housing, access to healthcare and public safety must not be available for a few or to specific zip codes. These are among the basic human rights and the city’s obligation to provide in order to prevent more victims of mental health related violence.
Against this backdrop, advocates for these issues are joining their elected officials, clergy and concerned New Yorkers at a press conference to be held at the scene of the massacre. Please invite friends and colleagues to send a strong and urgent message. This senseless mass slaughtering must not be repeated.  

Venue: East Broadway and Catherine Street, next to Confucius Plaza in Chinatown
Date: 10/10/2019
Time: 2-3 PM
Organizers: Community Public Safety Partnership, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, along with other local organizations to be named later.

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: 718-822-5555

 

The Tale of Two Cities: Extreme poverty, increased homelessness, untreated mental health and the propensity for violence are a deadly combination and a real threat most New Yorkers face daily.

 

The latest mass casualties of 4 individuals in Chinatown is attributable to the combination of increased homelessness, untreated mental health and the propensity for violence. In this day and age when our city is home to some of the wealthiest families in the world, New Yorkers deserve and are demanding equable living standards for all residents regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds. Decent housing, access to healthcare and public safety must not be available for a few or to specific zip codes. These are among the basic human rights and the city’s obligation to provide in order to prevent more victims of mental health related violence.

Against this backdrop, advocates for these issues are joining their elected officials, clergy and concerned New Yorkers at a press conference to be held at the scene of the massacre. Please invite friends and colleagues to send a strong and urgent message. This senseless mass slaughtering must not be repeated. 

 

Venue: East Broadway and Catherine Street, next to Confucius Plaza in Chinatown

Date: 10/10/2019

Time: 2-3 PM

Organizers: Community Public Safety Partnership, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, Office of City Councilwoman Hon. Margaret Chin, along with other local organizations to be named later.

 

We will announce this public campaign below at press conference.

 

NEW YORK STATE PROPOSITION D

On the 2020 ballot

 

 

Gross Receipts tax rate

2.5 percent of gross receipts in NYS

 

Administrative office tax rate

Certain businesses with administrative offices in New York State, at least $1 billion in gross receipts, and at least 1,000 employees nationwide would be required to pay an annual homelessness administrative office tax (rather than a gross receipts tax) at a rate of 2.5 percent of payroll expenses.

 

Absentee landlord tax rate

2.5 percent of rent receipts

 

Tax revenue administration & allocations

Proposition D is designed to establish the Neighborly Dignity Fund, to be administered by the mayors and monitored by an advisory committee.  The funds are used for the following:

  1. Prevention and services of the homelessness
  2. Mental Health services
  3. Addiction Prevention and management
  4. Grassroots Crime Prevention Programs (Community Public safety Partnership)

 

D= Neighborly Dignity