Dear Activist,

It seems this week went fast, very fast, but one thing that is for sure is we here at Citizen Action always can withstand the pace!



This week we showed up at Utica’s School Board Meeting to demand more diversity in staff, curriculum, and a change in discipline policies impacting minoritized students.

From there we spent our day off on the 4th demanding freedom and human rights for all at the ‘Close The Camps’ rally! We headed to Buffalo’s Federal Detention Facility, highlighting the problem with our current immigration policies and the terrorization of immigrant communities. 

You may see the Ice Cream but no there’s nothing sweet about ICE. 

No one deserves to die captive, be denied basic life necessities, or crowded into unsafe conditions because we they are labeled “illegal’! It was an amazing turnout yesterday!

What does freedom mean if not everyone is free? The truth remains that no one is free until we are all free! And…. NO ONE IS LEGAL ON STOLEN LAND!


Citizen Action’s annual Justice Works conference will held on July 20th and 21st in Albany. Join hundreds of other organizers and activists and help build our movement.

Binghamton – Sunday, July 7th at 12:30 pm – 7th of July North Side Cookout – Free food, games, music, and activities. Volunteer info for those looking to get involved in community organizing. RSVP on Facebook

Rochester – Friday, July 12th at 1:30-8:30 pm – Registration Day- We will be registering Citizen Action Members, and Community Members who want to attend our #JusticeWorksNYconference which will feature dozens of workshops on building political power from the ground up, and includes a number of guest speakers. RSVP on Facebook

Hudson Valley – Friday, July 12th at 7:00-9:30 pm – Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps- Will bring thousands of people across the United States to detention camps across the country, into the streets at and at Congressional buildings, to protest the inhumane and dehumanizing conditions. RSVP on Facebook


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As activists, the work that we do is personal, emotional, and can impact our overall health. That’s because this work not only serves us but lays the groundwork for future generations to come. It’s essential that in fighting for good causes, we remember to take care of our ourselves! Here is my Self-Care for Activists tip for you: 

There are people who love you. There is a place you are safe!