Council Members & Advocates Call for Restoration of Immigrant Opportunities Initiative

Council Members and advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall today to call for the restoration of $5 million in funding for the Immigrant Opportunities Initiative (IOI).

Melissa speaking at today's press conference (Photo by William Alatriste).

IOI provides essential funding for community groups around the city to offer affordable legal services and adult literacy programming for immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Budget negotiations between the Bloomberg administration and the City Council are currently ongoing.  By law, the City’s budget must be passed by the end of June.

Check back to the blog after budget adoption for updates and a report on Council restorations and discretionary funding for Fiscal Year 2011.

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