Protect Voting Rights

Since the 2020 election, 18 states have enacted 30 new laws making it harder to vote. Congress must pass The Freedom to Vote Act to protect and enhance voting rights, and must keep public campaign financing in the legislation to keep big corporate money out of politics.

Childcare Is Infrastructure

Quality, affordable child care is critical to a family’s security and to a child’s long-term success. It’s time for our government to significantly and sustainably invest in child care infrastructure so that everyone who needs care can access it. We’re calling on Congress to pass the $3.5 trillion social spending plan – a historic investment in all of us.

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.

Make Polluters Pay - Pass the CCIA

Corporate polluters have devastated our environment, leaving the rest of us to deal with the consequences – stronger hurricanes, devastating heat waves, and other extreme weather events. Enough is enough. We are fighting for the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA), New York’s pathway to a cleaner, brighter future.

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.

The Less Is More Act has been signed!

STATEMENT: “We applaud Governor Kathy Hochul and Lt. Governor Benjamin for signing the Less is More Act and taking an important step toward reducing the number of incarcerated people at Rikers Island amidst a humanitarian crisis. While this bill doesn’t solve the horrors of Rikers Island, it is a necessary step towards decarcerating Rikers and jails across New York State.”

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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Activist Check-in: We Must Invest in the Care Economy

Dear Activist, As we work to overcome the ongoing pandemic and rebuild our communities, we’re questioning the dominant values that drive many of the policy decisions in our state and country. We’re examining the various spectrums of care that people need to have good...

Activist Check-in: Time for Strong Leadership

Dear Activist, Andrew Cuomo is officially out and Kathy Hochul is officially in. Many of us are encouraged by the appointment of state Senator Brian Benjamin, a Democrat from Harlem, to serve as lieutenant governor. In response to his appointment, and our vision for a...

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