On March 22, 2023, DID membership passed a resolution calling for New York to tax the wealthiest New Yorkers and Corporations in order to fund a progressive budget. The resolution was issued with the following letter:
Dear Reps. Lee, Glick, Fall, and Heastie, and Sens. Kavanagh, Hoylman-Sigal, and Stewart-Cousins:
Enclosed please find a Resolution approved by Downtown Independent Democrats General Membership on March 22, 2023:
Tax the Wealthiest New Yorkers & Corporations to Pass a Progressive Budget, including Housing Security, Universal Childcare, Education, and a Green New Deal for New York
DID has consistently supported bills and causes across housing security, childcare, education, and environmental justice. Many but not all of our elected officials are currently co-sponsoring critical bills across these domains, including but not limited to Good Cause Eviction, the Housing Access Voucher Program, the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, the Universal Childcare Act, a New Deal for CUNY and SUNY, the Build Public Renewables Act and the package of bills to Fix the MTA.
DID urges all our elected officials to co-sponsor all of these bills. Please see below for details.
President, Downtown Independent Democrats