Were you as inspired as we were by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in Queens? She proved that grassroots movements can defeat political machines. More and more voters are rejecting the politics of complacency and embracing a bold vision for the future. This is just the beginning. I think it’s safe to say there’s plenty more political upheaval on the way.
AROUND THE STATE
In the NY-19 Democratic Primary, our endorsed candidate Antonio Delgado claimed victory over six talented challengers. Activists in the Hudson Valley look forward to working with Antonio to defeat Trump Republican John Faso this fall.
On Saturday, Cynthia Nixon addressed a standing-room-only crowd in Kingston. She spoke on issues of education equity, single-payer health care, ending marijuana prohibition, and restoring drivers’ licences for undocumented New Yorkers.
Our Executive Director Karen Scharff visited the Capital Tonight set to discuss the end of the legislative session and reason so many critical bills stalled during the final weeks, including bail reform and the Climate and Community Protection Act.
THIS WEEK IN ACTIVIST HISTORY
On June 28th, 1969, customers of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village protested ongoing police raids. The riots sparked the gay liberation movement of the 1970s. A year later, the first Pride Marches took place in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Utica – Saturday, June 30th at 9 am – Meet and Greet with Cynthia Nixon – Meet Cynthia Nixon and hear about her vision for New York State. RSVP on Facebook
Utica – Saturday, June 30th at 10 am – 2018 Leadership Summit – Our annual leadership summit will feature workshops and speeches from activist leaders. Purchase Tickets
Binghamton – Saturday, June 30th at 11 am – Families Belong Together – Rally against the Trump administration’s cruel child separation policy. RSVP on Facebook
Glens Falls – Saturday, June 30th at 1:30 pm – Hold Stefanik Responsible for Tearing Families Apart – A march and rally against the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. RSVP on Facebook
Kingston – Saturday, June 30th at 1 pm – Families Belong Together – Rally against the Trump administration’s cruel child separation policy. RSVP on Facebook
Albany – Wednesday, July 4th at 5 pm – Families Belong Together – Rally against the Trump administration’s cruel child separation policy.. RSVP on Facebook
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