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Citywide Community Coalition Mission Statement

This document describes the mission of the Citywide Community Coalition (CCC), a collaboration dedicated to fighting the massive budget cuts inflicted on New Yorkers as a result of the 1975 fiscal crisis. Listing 28 groups ranging from The Association of Gypsy Cab Drivers to student, professional, political, cultural and religious organizations, the Coalition argued that the authority of the Emergency Financial Control Board and other institutions set up by the city and the state to repay the city’s debts constituted an illegitimate claim on public resources. In this mission statement, the CCC advocates for collective action to challenge the power of the banks in order to protect working and poor people of New York.

Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Citywide Community Coalition
Date Created | 1976
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Citywide Community Coalition, “Citywide Community Coalition Mission Statement,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 24, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4382.

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