Together We Achieve More!

Your tireless energy helped make possible the many progressive changes we won in 2020, and as we turn to 2021 we need your support to keep that momentum going. Join the fight for justice!

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! 

Tell National Grid: People Over Profit!

National Grid wants to raise energy rates by an average of almost $100 per year – even as New Yorkers are struggling to afford housing costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We can’t let that happen.

Stop Evictions

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have lost jobs and loved ones to COVID-19. We can’t keep leaving tenants a month away from potential eviction. We must fight for full rent cancellation during the state of emergency.

Stop Unprecedented Cuts to Education!

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: Pass a People's Bailout!

47 million people are newly unemployed and millions more are being forced to choose between paying their bills and avoiding coronavirus. We urge Congress to ensure people have money in their pockets and our communities can fund education, health care and housing.

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.

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


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: Looking Ahead

Dear Activist, The holiday session will be different this year for many reasons. Many of us are choosing to skip the large family gatherings and outdoor events—a necessary sacrifice to slow the spread of Covid-19 as we approach winter. We must find other ways to spend...

Activist Check-in: Movement Infrastructure

Dear Activist, It’s been two weeks since the election, and as expected, Trump is refusing to concede and is making baseless claims of voter fraud. President-elect Joe Biden has now exceeded the electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Many of us are thinking...

Activist Check-In: Voters Decided

Dear Activist,  You may have heard by now that Biden has won the presidency! The will of the people has prevailed, and although we have a winner, the work is far from over. Citizen Action chapters are out celebrating the win and rallying to protect the results from...

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