Suspend Rent During COVID-19

Working people across New York State are facing lay-offs and struggling to pay rent and buy basic necessities. This problem will not disappear once the threat of COVID-19 has passed, and the eviction moratorium is lifted. Our leaders in Albany need to hear from you.

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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.

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FIGHTING FOR CHANGE

Raised Minimum Wage

We fought and won important victories to improve our rights in the workplace, including a minimum wage of $15/hour.

Passed Pretrial Laws

We won new bail, discovery, and speedy trial laws allowing thousands of legally innocent people to await trial from home.

Passed New Tenant Laws

We won the strongest tenant protection laws in the history of New York State.

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Activist Check-In: Extra Push

Activist Check-In: Extra Push

Dear Activist, I hope this message finds you in good health! There’s so much going on with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and impending New York State budget. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we've canceled our in-person mobilizations until further notice,...

Activist Check-in: Challenge The Rules

Activist Check-in: Challenge The Rules

Dear Activist,   We kicked this week off with more action days at the Capitol, and the start of petitioning to get candidates on the ballot for the June 23 primary. We’re still fighting to protect bail reform, and to ensure that the funding our communities need is...

Activist Check-In: Feed Your Passions

Activist Check-In: Feed Your Passions

Dear Activist, I hope you had a restful weekend. There’s a lot to look forward to this week and some events from last week to unpack. Before we get into that, I want to highlight two shining stars from our chapters:  Tanairi Taylor in New York City  Tanairi is a new...

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