Statement by CCC’s Executive Director Jennifer March on State of the City Address
Released February 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
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Local Child Advocates Praise Efforts of New Administration to Strengthen Child Outcomes in NYC
Mayor de Blasio’s State of the City address today emphasized how investments in New York City’s children are not only a commitment to their future, but also to our own. We applaud the Mayor for setting the right tone and laying out an ambitious agenda for New York City.
Under Mayor de Blasio’s leadership, the city is advancing priorities that will no doubt go a long way in better meeting the needs of New York City’s 1.8 million children. We wholeheartedly support the city’s efforts to stimulate economic stability for low and middle income families by providing paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage, as well as developing 200,000 new affordable housing units and protecting access to community health services. We also continue to stand behind the city’s plan to ensure that every four-year-old has access to full day pre-kindergarten services and every middle schooler an after-school program.
We stand ready to work with our city’s leadership to ensure that all children have access to the opportunities, services and supports that they need to reach their full potential.
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) educates and mobilizes New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. Our advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. We cast light on the issues, educate the public, engage allies, and identify and promote practical solutions to ensure that every New York City child is healthy, housed, educated and safe.
CCC recently released a series of recommendations for Mayor de Blasio’s administration highlighting priorities to strengthen child outcomes in New York City. These recommendations, along with data on why these efforts are critical for the city’s children, are available here.
For more information on CCC, visit CCC’s web site at www.cccnewyork.org.