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.

Join us for Justice Works 2021!

This year’s Justice Works conference is July 17 – 18! Gather in a virtual space with hundreds of organizers & activists at New York’s premier progressive conference.

New York Needs Good Cause

Good Cause legislation is being considered by the Albany Common Council and we set the stage for stronger tenant protections across New York State. It shields tenants from predatory evictions and prevents them from being uprooted from their communities.

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.

We celebrate the passage of MRTA & HALT Solitary!

New York State recently passed major pieces of civil rights legislation: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) which legalizes marijuana for New Yorkers 21+, and HALT Solitary, which ends the torture known as solitary confinement. Read our press releases about these and other recent wins.

See Who We've Endorsed

We’ve endorsed a strong slate of progressive candidates from Buffalo to New York City. These individuals are fierce advocates for change and will help transform our state to one that truly works for all of us.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Activist Check-in: It’s the Final Stretch

Dear Activist, With capacity restrictions easing at gyms, outdoor venues and workplaces, New Yorkers are being encouraged to get back to business as usual. Getting back to “normal” will look different for each of us, and it's not as easy as it sounds. New Yorkers are...

Activist Check-in: Fabric of Change

Dear Activist, It is disturbing to witness the recent outbreak of anti-Semitic threats and violence in New York and across the country. Since Donald Trump's presidency, the number of attacks targeting the Jewish community in the U.S. has been among the highest ever...

Activist Check-in: Connected at the Roots

Dear Activist, There’s been a lot of talk about mental health this month, especially on social media. As activists, the injustices many of us see and experience can weigh on our mental health. We may notice our mental health declining over a period of time– it may...

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