Albany Passes Good Cause!

Albany made history by passing Good Cause Eviction legislation, a huge win for tenant protections against retaliatory evictions or rate hikes! This victory shows what is possible when we organize and mobilize, and paves the way for similar legislation across the state.

Protect Voting Rights

We call on Congress to pass the For the People Act (S1) and push back against Republican efforts to strip millions of people of their right to vote. Democracy is strongest when we all have a voice.

Stop the Attacks on Education

We need to be able to teach and learn about the realities of U.S. history and power structures and how they continue to impact people of color. If we don’t, we will never be able to move forward into a progressive future that truly works for everyone. Support culturally responsive and sustaining education, which is centered in love, justice, and humanity.

Together, We Win

VICTORY! The 2021-22 state budget includes new, progressive revenue that will finally begin to address decades of underfunding. We will continue to fight for structural changes that produce robust state budgets that actually address the needs of our communities.

No Climate, No Deal

Republicans have been working with the Biden administration to pass an infrastructure package that leaves out climateClimate, care, jobs, and justice must be part of any infrastructure deal.

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


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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