Activists Confront Kathy Wylde At Home

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Activists from VOCAL NY, Community Voices Heard and Good Old Lower East Side, a coalition of left-leaning groups, confronted Partnership for New York City CEO Kathy Wylde at her home on Saturday, asking her to step down as a board member from the Committee to Save New York.

Save New York is a collection of business groups pushing hard for the continuation of the surcharge on those who earn more than $200,000, due to expire this year.

The groups are also concerned that Save New York is too close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Though the governor has tried to keep the committee at arm’s length, its board is stocked with political and business allies and generally supports Cuomo’s fiscal agenda.

Wylde, while not appearing too pleased in the video, does hear the group out and asks them to set up an appointment in her office.

Groups Visit Kathy Wylde’s House (March 5, 2011) from VOCAL-NY on Vimeo.

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  1. Go to 37 seconds and listen to this guy say, “It’s not a budget crisis, it’s a revenue crisis.” What planet is this guy from, all they keep saying is to tax the rich (over $200K per year is rich by the way). There is a budget crisis, the state spends way too much and is inefficient in its ways and needs to be reformed.