Friday, May 22, 2009

Take Back Our Union (TBOU) Update on - One City/One Future Forum

Take Back Our Union (TBOU) members attended the One City/One Future Forum on May 14, 2009 below is an email Take Back Our Union (TBOU) founder Marvin Holland received that will bring you up to date on the One City/ One Future Blueprint for New York City.

Dear Marvin,
Thank you to everyone who attended the One City/One Future Forum on New York City's Economic Recovery and Development last week! You helped make this a great event, with more than 300participants representing hundreds of activists and organizations, including community organizations, advocates and policy experts, labor, environmental organizations, and government officials. Your ideas and voices contributed to dynamic and thoughtful discussions throughout the day on ways to make economic development policies work for all New Yorkers.

This forum is just the beginning. In the coming months, One City/One Future partner organizations will lead a series of neighborhood-based events, including an upcoming town hall forum in June promoting good jobs and affordable housing for the Coney Island redevelopment, actions statewide demanding reform of the state?s Industrial Development Agency subsidy program to ensure our public dollars are supporting responsible development, and several local forums promoting the Building Blocks: Good Food,Good Jobs, Strong Communities initiative in neighborhoods across the City later this summer. We hope you'll join us to ensure that our elected officials follow through on the One City/One Future Blueprint's - - recommendations to raise the standards, invest for shared growth, and reform the development process. Thanks again to everyone for making the forum a success! We hope this spirit of collaboration continues as we build together toward solutions for our city's economic recovery. Take Back Our Union (TBOU) will continue to lead the way for rank and file activists to get information and be involved in our city's and word's future.To stay informed visit daily.

Take a look at photographs from the One city/One Future event from May 14!

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