“Tax the Rich! Cuomo Cuts Kill!” LGBTQ Activists Take on the Governor


As Governor Andrew Cuomo faced increasing calls to resign, a coalition of activists huddled at his office on March 1 to demand tax hikes on the rich and decry looming budget cuts that could wreak havoc on vulnerable New Yorkers.

The demonstration at 633 Third Avenue in Manhattan, which featured ACT UP New York, Housing Works, VOCAL-NY, Treatment Action Group, the Reclaim Pride Coalition, and others, was held just one month before New York is slated to impose major changes to the federal 340B program, which requires drug manufacturers to distribute medication to some providers at discounted rates.