Albany, NY—In response to the selection of New York City as the new Amazon headquarters, Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement:

“No wonder Andrew Cuomo doesn’t think we have enough money to fund our schools and subways when he’s busy handing over $2 billion to one of the richest companies on the planet. Bankrolling helicopter landing pads for Jeff Bezos won’t help our struggling communities or put a stop to massive wealth inequality.”