Kyle Friend, '17

Kyle Friend

Coalition for Economic Justice

  • Created a comprehensive policy brief about proposed earned sick time legislation in the City of Buffalo.
  • Supported the Fight for $15 movement, to raise 180,000 workers out of poverty and government assistance. Wrote an op-ed piece published in the Buffalo News urging the State’s Wage Board to support a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers, which it eventually did.
"I am in awe that I’ve been living just three hours away from this growing, spectacular city my entire life, and I’ve only visited once before. I’ve been forced to feel uncomfortable and do new things, but most importantly, I’ve been forced to immerse myself in this wonderful city – the good parts and the bad parts – and I will take back to Cornell with me an experience unrivaled by any other that I’ve had.”