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.

A Budget that Works for New Yorkers

New York State leaders have enacted a 2021-22 budget that will fully fund Foundation Aid and strengthen protections for New York tenants. Read the full statement from our Co-Executive Director Rosemary Rivera.

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.

We celebrate the passage of MRTA & HALT Solitary!

New York State recently passed two 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 huge wins!

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.

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: Defund the Police

Dear Activist, What does it mean to “defund the police?” The question is being asked again as communities across the nation clash with police as a result of more recent police killings. When I say “defund the police,” I say it because I believe that if our leaders...

Activist Check in: Time for a Change

Dear Activist, In our moment of post budget bliss — celebrating the small and big budget victories (click here for Tweet thread)  — tragedy has struck yet another family at the hands of police. Daunte Wright was shot and killed by officer Kim Potter during a traffic...

Activist Check-In: Stop to Smell the Flowers

Dear Activist,  This was another week pumped with action—mainly the celebratory kind. We’re stopping to smell the flowers—so to speak, sitting in gratitude for how far we’ve come. State lawmakers passed a state budget that fully funds Foundation Aid!  And after a...

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