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! 

Every New Yorker Counts!

Have you been counted yet in the 2020 Census? Your response will help increase funding for communities that need the most support. The census takes about 10 minutes to complete online, by phone, or by mail. Visit now! Click here to help your neighbors get counted.

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.

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.

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.

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: Vote to Let Democracy Live

Dear Activist,  In the words of AOC, what we’re NOT going to do is give up. It’s understandable that a lot of people are ambivalent about voting in this election. As a Black American, I share similar sentiments with those in my community that we want our lives to...

Activist Check-in: From Protest to the Ballot

Dear Activist, Voting is a critical part of building the long term power we need to win on our issues. Most of what we’re asking for, whether it's fully funded schools, housing as a human right and health care for all, are not radical ideas—these are the bare minimum...

Activist Check-in: So Close

Dear Activist, I hope this email finds you in good health! There’s been so much happening since our last check-in. We’re battling upticks in coronavirus cases statewide, and we’re approaching flu season. We must stay vigilant and be as safe as we possibly can at this...

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