Dear Activists,

We’re deep in the throes of budget season, and Citizen Action is fighting hard to make sure small donor public financing and equitable school funding are included in the final budget. If you’ve been waiting to make a call to your reps, now is the time to do it. Take a few minutes to call your legislators and insist they include small donor matching in our budget.

– Ravi


Our Criminal Justice Campaigns Director Erin George joined Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblymember Dan Quart to call for the decriminalization of gravity knives. These knives, which can be purchased at your local hardware store, have been used to unjustly criminalize people of color.

Our Utica chapter generated almost 300 calls on Saturday in support of Fair Elections reform and equitable funding for our public schools.

Lisa Tyson, Executive Director of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, spoke out against disproportionate arrests for marijuana possession. A new report found that people of color are four times more likely to be arrested for low-level possession than their white counterparts inNassau and Suffolk Counties.


Rochester – Friday, March 8th at 5 pm – Phone Bank for Our Future – Make calls in support of education funding and Fair Elections reform. RSVP on Facebook

Massapequa – Tuesday, March 12th at 6 pm – March Madness Volunteer Nights – Make calls insupport of education funding and Fair Elections reform. RSVP on Facebook

Albany – Tuesday, March 12th at 6 pm – Read and Resist Book Club – The March selection is Angela Davis’s Freedom is a Constant StruggleRSVP on Facebook

Albany – Thursday, March 14th at 6 pm – Judicial Forum 2019 – Candidate forum for Democratic judicial candidates. RSVP on Facebook

New York City – Thursday, March 14th at 6 pm – Community Forum on Marijuana Legalization – A panel discussion on equitable marijuana legalization. RSVP on Facebook


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