On February 4,  members of the Right to the City-NY Alliance, a group that advocates for low-income New Yorkers, protested Mayor Bloomberg’s Future of New York City conference, which gathered wealthy business leaders to discuss the future of economic development in the city.  In addition to disrupting the Bloomberg”s speech at the conference, the Alliance sent hi a letter asking the mayor to, “extend the same courtesy to us that you have shown the city’s elite by organizing a convention of low-income New Yorkers to produce policy recommendations that actually reflect community priorities for the city’s economic future.”

After the protest ended peacefully, eight RTC members were arrested outside the conferece, and according to various reports, some spent over 24 hours at Central Booking.  On Friday, those arrested face their court date, and the RTC Alliance is organizing a press conference, where supporters will speak in favor of all charges being dropped and in support of the Alliance’s developing policy agenda.

What: RTTC-NYC Action at the 100 Centre Street Court House

When: Friday, March 13th, 9 am

Where: 100 Centre Street (meet on the sidewalk in front of the court house)

For more information, contact David Dodge at (646) 459-3014

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