ALBANY, N.Y. – Kate Breslin, President & CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, was honored last night by Citizen Action of New York for her work advocating for disenfranchised New Yorkers.

Ms. Breslin was one of five honorees at the 21st Annual Jim Perry Progressive Leadership Awards hosted by Citizen Action of New York. Like Jim Perry, Ms. Breslin is committed to thoughtful policy change and coalition building.

Ms. Breslin was recognized for her work to build more efficient high-quality public systems that better reach and meet the needs of people who live in poverty. Ms. Breslin specifically works to advance funding for and access to high-quality early learning for all children and assure that the implementation of health care reform meets the unique needs of low- and moderate-income children and families, including those eligible for Medicaid, immigrant and non-English speaking populations, and former foster care youth.

“I am honored to be recognized by Citizen Action for this prestigious award,” said Ms. Breslin. “This past year the state and nation began recognizing the importance of high-quality early care and learning and revolutionizing the way health care is delivered. I am truly excited to be working to ensure public systems are responsive to the needs of all New Yorkers, especially those most in-need. Together with strong partners like Citizen Action of New York we can shine a light on problems associated with poverty and build more effective public systems.”

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