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Fast Food Strike! Support Workers

Today, fast-food workers in 150 cities went on strike for a higher wage. They’re organized, they’re determined – and their ranks are growing. Will you stand with them? New York State has the opportunity to lift 3 million low wage workers, like those on strike today, out of poverty simply by raising the minimum wage.

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Be a Good Jobs, Good Schools Voter!

In November, we can elect people who will fight for all of us in Albany, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Pledge to vote for candidates who are committed to fully funding our schools and to raising the minimum wage.


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Cahill: Disclose Your Ties to the Gas & Oil Industry

John Cahill, who’s running for State Attorney General, runs a lobbying firm that represents corporations that support hydrofracking. It’s time for John Cahill to come clean about who he’s working for.

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The Minimum Wage: Behind the Numbers

Since 1999, the Alliance for a Just Society, a national organization dedicated to addressing economic, racial and social inequities has released an annual Job Gap study on jobs and wages. This year, with the fight for a fairer minimum wage at the center of the battle...

It’s Primary Day

When to Vote New York City Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk counties) Westchester, Rockland, Orange & Putnam counties Erie County (which includes Buffalo): Polls are open from 6am to 9pm. Everywhere else in New York State: Polls are open from 12pm to 9pm. Click...

Binghamton Community Rallies in Solidarity with Ferguson

This past Saturday, Binghamton residents, including PLOT (Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow, a youth group organized at Citizen Action), rallied in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, calling for responsible politics and more investment in after-school programs....

Rosemary in Ferguson, Day 4: Transformed by their Own Activism

Note: This is the third in a short series of posts by Citizen Action Organizing Director Rosemary Rivera about her time spent in Ferguson, MO. Tonight in Ferguson the house was packed. Organizations, unions, residents… they all came together where the Lost...