Election Day is November 2!

2020 was a life-changing election year as we saw a record number of voters turn out to stand up against racism, xenophobia, and hate. There are also lots of important local elections and ballot measures across New York State this Election Day (November 2) with early voting starting on October 23! Check out our list of endorsed candidates and make sure your voice is heard this Election Day.

Congress: Hold the Line!

The proposed $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act is critical to invest in the social, economic, & environmental well-being of our communities. This plan will dramatically reduce extreme poverty, and will help families afford healthcare, child care, education, quality housing, and more. We are calling on Congress to pass the full $3.5 trillion package and pay for it by finally making billionaires and mega corporations pay the taxes they owe.

Childcare Is Infrastructure

Quality, affordable child care is critical to a family’s security and to a child’s long-term success. It’s time for our government to significantly and sustainably invest in child care infrastructure so that everyone who needs care can access it. We’re calling on Congress to pass the $3.5 trillion social spending plan – a historic investment in all of us.

Protect Voting Rights

Since the 2020 election, 18 states have enacted 30 new laws making it harder to vote. Congress must pass The Freedom to Vote Act to protect and enhance voting rights, and must keep public campaign financing in the legislation to keep big corporate money out of politics.

Make Polluters Pay

Corporate polluters have devastated our environment, leaving the rest of us to deal with the consequences – stronger hurricanes, devastating heat waves, and other extreme weather events. Enough is enough. We are fighting for the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA), New York’s pathway to a cleaner, brighter future.

The Less Is More Act has been signed!

STATEMENT: “We applaud Governor Kathy Hochul and Lt. Governor Benjamin for signing the Less is More Act and taking an important step toward reducing the number of incarcerated people at Rikers Island amidst a humanitarian crisis. While this bill doesn’t solve the horrors of Rikers Island, it is a necessary step towards decarcerating Rikers and jails across New York State.”

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.

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Activist Check-in: Early Voting Starts Soon

Dear Activist, We’re less than a month away from the General Election on November 2! The early voting period will be from October 23 to October 31. Click here for more information on how to vote early or on Election Day from the New York Civic Engagement Table....

Activist Check-in: Throwing Down to Build Back Better

Dear Activist, The past couple of years have been a testament to how strong we are when we come together! We’ve been fighting to make sure our elected officials work for the many, not just the wealthy and well connected. The Build Back Better Act is our chance to do...

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