Race Matters: Impact of the 2009-10 Executive Budget Proposal
This report was written by Bob Cohen of Citizen Action of New York, Inc. Citizen Action is astatewide grassroots organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. To order more copies of this report, please contact us as follows:Citizen Action of New York94 Central AvenueAlbany, NY 12206518.465.4600 x 104518.465.2890www.citizenactionny.org (This report is also posted at www.citizenactionny.org)No project that covers so many areas of New York State policy could be written withoutsignificant help. Citizen Action gratefully acknowledges these cooperating organizations,who gave significantly of their time to provide suggestions as to topics that should becovered, the impact on people of color and to review drafts of this report: Public Policy andEducation Fund of New York, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Applied Research Center,the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Fiscal Policy Institute, the JuvenileJustice Program of the Correctional Association of New York State, the New York ImmigrationCoalition, and Northeast Action.As an examination of the citations in this report indicates, we’ve also extensively consultedthe budget testimony and other budget publications written by numerous colleagues in thenon-profit world and social justice movement. We’d like to thank them for their research,and their advocacy, particularly on behalf of people of color and vulnerable New Yorkers.We’d also like to recognize these individuals in particular, who kindly reviewed particularsections of this report: Jonathan Gradess, Executive Director, New York State Defenders’Association/New York State Defenders Justice Fund (criminal justice), Elisabeth Benjamin,Director, Health Care Restructuring Initiatives, Community Service Society (health), andSumaya Saati, Policy Analyst, Alliance for Quality Education (education).Citizen Action of New York is fully responsible for any errors in this report.