For us at India Home, March has been a month for advocacy on behalf of our seniors. Dr. K and Meera from India Home went back at City Hall on March 9th to advocate for more funding for Asian Americans (yes, we fall under that umbrella). The advocacy day was organized by the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF).
The need is great — Asian Americans are more 15% of New York City’s population (and growing!), but only get about 3% of the city funding. So India Home stood on the steps of City Hall with 150 community members and 45 other Asian American sister organizations to ask for a more equitable distribution of funds. It was a busy day with one on one meetings with several Council Members where we got a chance to talk about our organization and our members needs. We met with CM Daneek Miller and representatives from Julissa Ferraras’s office. We spoke about who we serve and what our seniors need- like translation services and more transportation among other things.