It's Time to Invest In OUR New York!

People in our state are hurting. While millions of New Yorkers can’t make rent or put food on the table, the wealthiest have grown over $77 billion richer during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stop Evictions

Our coalition bill, the Emergency Housing Stability and Displacement Prevention Act (S8667/A10827), would protect New York renters and homeowners from losing their homes. State leaders must act now and pass a true eviction moratorium!

Tax the Rich, Fund our Schools!

Our schools are in dire need of funding and facing devastating cuts that will impact students who need more resources during this crisis, not less. Governor Cuomo must tax the rich to fund public schools.

Tell Congress: Defend Democracy!

Together, we are stronger than those who would seek to divide us. We will continue the fight to root out racism in all forms and at all levels of our democracy. It’s time to rebuild stronger together.

Victory: New Police Reform Laws

We won three Safer NY Act priorities: Repeal of 50-A, the Police STAT Act and the Special Prosecutor law. Together, these laws improve transparency and accountability of police departments and are important steps toward advancing real safety for Black, Brown, and Indigenous New Yorkers.

Paid Sick Days Resources

In the time of COVID-19, worker benefits like paid sick days and paid family leave provide crucial support to working families. We want workers to be empowered to learn about their benefits, and use them! 

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

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: Education Justice

Dear Activist, My heart goes out to the people of Texas right now. As if things could not get any worse, a severe winter storm has left millions of Texans without power, running water and food. Devastation has struck yet another community as we grapple with Covid-19’s...

Activist Check-in: Fairness

Dear Activist, There’s a lot going on legislatively at the Capitol in Albany. Its doors are shuttered to visitors, but we’re STILL making our voices heard through virtual lobby visits, in-person actions like the Invest In Our New York statewide rallies this week led...

Activist Check: More Than Words

Dear Activist, It’s Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month! This month is a time to reflect on the achievements of Black people over the course of history. It's a time to celebrate Blackness, and acknowledge how hard people across the...

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