Advocates Use New York’s Climate Act as a Model to Tackle Child Poverty
On December 21, 2020, Kate Breslin, Schuyler Center President and CEO, appeared on Susan Arbetter’s Capital Tonight to discuss how advocates are using New York’s Climate Act as a model to tackle child poverty.
Back in 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which enshrined an ambitious climate goal into statute, and created a Climate Action Council to develop recommendations to meet those targets. A new bill, sponsored by Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Harry Bronson, would use the same strategy to combat child poverty. The Child Poverty Reduction Act (S.9012/A.11063) aims to cut child poverty in half by 2030. Just as the Climate Act required the state to put its goals into statute, so does the CPRA.