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Our Justice Agenda 2023

At Citizen Action of New York, we envision a world where every person’s basic needs are met—and we have an agenda to build it. Our movement for justice continues in 2023.

Public Money is Our Money

The money we all pay in taxes is public money. We should be putting more of it into things like daycare, low-cost high-quality housing & health care so that costs aren’t so out of reach for our neighbors. Join us in demanding a just economy that works for all of us!

End Medical Debt

New York’s non-profit hospitals sued over 53,000 patients over medical debt between 2015 and 2020. It’s time to protect patients and put an end to the hospital industry’s aggressive billing practice. We call on state lawmakers to protect our right to financial assistance by passing the Ounce of Prevention Law.

Funds for Pre-Trial Services!

We have to stop keeping people in jail just because they’re poor! The use of pretrial detention and money bail has contributed to the 500% explosion in U.S. jail populations over the last forty years. Demand Governor Hochul expand state funding to pre-trial services!

Get Engaged

A worldview is a framework of ideas, attitudes, and assumptions that shape the way we understand events and make sense of the world around us. Help us create the world we all want by shifting to a progressive worldview.

Join the Movement for Justice!

Citizen Action of New York is a statewide grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society—issues that will achieve social, racial, economic and environmental justice in our communities.

Our Victories

FIGHTING FOR CHANGE

Full Foundation Aid

With our allies at the Alliance for Quality Education, we won the decades-long fight for full funding for our public schools.

Passed HONDA

The Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act will allow the state to convert unused hotels into permanent, affordable housing.

Progressive Candidate Endorsements

We’ve endorsed a whole slate of progressive candidates across New York State.

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