We #DemandJustice With John Legend & FreeAmerica
We joined John Legend, founder of FreeAmerica, for the #JusticeForAll MSNBC Town Hall event with Lester Holt at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York.
“When you lock someone up, you’re locking their family up with them,” said John Legend, an EGOT-winning singer, actor and activist.
Through the power of our partnership, we passed historic bail reform legislation in our commitment to ending mass incarceration. #DemandJustice
Fair Elections Hearings: Make Your Voice Heard
There are less than 100 days left for the Public Campaign Financing Commission to make its recommendations for a new way of funding elections in New York. Attend a hearing near you to show support for creating #FairElections! http://bit.ly/FairElectionsHearings
JOIN THE #HOUSINGJUSTICE MOVEMENT
In New York State, the real estate industry prioritizes profits over the safety and security of the 50% of our residents who are renters. This results in half of the state’s tenants being unable to afford their rent and over 90,000 people in homeless situations on any given day. This year, we were a leader in the win for historic rent protection legislation. However, we are fighting for MORE! Join us in our #HousingJustice campaign against tenant abuse, homelessness, environmental violence, and racist housing policies.
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The Blackout Creative Arts Festival is a love letter to our community! A celebration of Black culture, the festival is our iteration of Black August, a month of commemoration for Black resistance movements and the fight for our liberation. I want to take a moment to...
AROUND THE STATE This week we're prepping and getting ready for Blackout 2019!!! If you're not ready, I hope you get ready. In less than 3 weeks, Blackout Festival 2019 will be here! It is the first Festival of its kind. The Blackout Festival is a...
AROUND THE STATE This week we spent time working on our strategy at our 2019 staff retreat. We're away from the office but we will be back soon. In the meantime, I hope you checkout our upcoming events below and be sure to attend, participate and...