A handful of people gathered in the chilly morning air outside of the Governor’s Mansion on Eagle Street in Albany on Wednesday (Dec. 17) to send a message to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“We’re here to bring awareness to the poverty that surrounds the Governor’s Mansion,” said Kathy Garrison (not pictured), Capital Region president for the Civil Service Employees Union. “We have about 25,000 children that are living in poverty and we think the governor could help in this area. Good paying jobs are going away, it’s not just here in the Albany area, it’s in every county throughout New York state. It’s unacceptable and we’re calling on the governor to add some money to this problem, tax people in a fair manner—every decision he makes further erodes the resources to help people in need.” The group also collected food donations.