Schumer announces IRS action on $2 billion New York State Excluded Workers Fund

Thousands of New Yorkers who previously couldn’t access the roughly $2 billion New York State Excluded Workers Fund without an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) because of IRS backlog will now have their chance to do so, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31. To qualify for the Excluded Workers Fund (EWF), workers had to obtain an ITIN…

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Reminder: Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) is now accepting applications

Reminder: The Excluded Workers Fund is now accepting applications. This first-come, first-serve program will provide financial relief to New Yorkers who were left out of previous federal benefit programs.

Apply now:

Documents submitted are NOT public record & will be used solely for the EWF program.

Watch this step-by-step walk through of the application process and apply today.

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Registration to the Documentary Workshop: 2021 Rights, Camera, Action!

This workshop is aimed at emerging immigrant women activists from Queens and uses a participatory video approach in which everyone can try out all aspects of creating short documentaries. Participants will work together to make several videos that addresses common concerns regarding healthcare, climate change and Environmental Awareness exploring video production

. Meet and collaborate with women leaders around the Queens community.

. Learn how to use images, sound and editing for social change videos.

This is a project of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center in collaboration with Third World Newsreel and the Museum of the Moving Image, with the support of the Queens Council for the Arts.



*Age 18 and over
*Attend all workshops: Tuesday, day July 27 at 6-8PM (virtual workshop), Friday July 30 at 6-8PM (virtual workshop) and Sunday August 1 1-4PM (Workshop participants must have been vaccinated face-to-face at 34 Avenue Open Streets and 92 Street Jackson Heights)

  • Topics of the 2021 Rights, Camera, Action! Workshop will be related to climate change and healthcare.

Candidates will be selected in a lottery system

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