Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BLUEPRINT FOR THE BRONX Breaking Ground, Building Together!!

Bronx Residents Call the Community to Action to Demand a Voice in Responsible Development and Address Increasing Poverty, Overcrowded Schools, Loss of Affordable Housing, Healthcare and Immigration

Bronx, NY)– The Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) will convene more than `1000 residents, or one hundred congregations, community groups, schools, and tenant associations to address the challenge of creating living wage jobs, schools, affordable housing, and social policies that benefit working families with Bronx elected officials. We want to begin to layout a blueprint for building a Bronx that is a powerful, vibrant, diverse community where everyone has the opportunity to participate in decision making, contribute to building the future and benefit from the growth and development of this great borough. Some of our specific demands include a community benefits agreement and good living wage jobs at the Kingsbridge Armory, four small schools to be built on the North Side of the Armory and affordable health care for all.

When: Sunday Oct. 25, 2009- 3pm

Who: Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Confirmed Elected Officials: Congressman Jose Serrano, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion; City Council Members G. Oliver Koppell, Joel Rivera, Helen Diane Foster, and James Vacca; State Representative Luis Diaz; State Senators Efrain Gonzalez and Jeff Klein.. Additional elected officials and their staff representatives are expected to attend.

What: Blueprint for the Bronx- Community Action to Win Change for the Northwest Bronx

Where: St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church
2345 University Avenue at Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10468 (entrance at Andrews Avenue)