Activist Check In: Shiny New Look

Activist Check In: Shiny New Look

Dear Activists, It’s a relief to no longer have to keep our spiffy new logo a secret. We unveiled our branding refresh this week, and the response has been extremely positive. We’ll be rolling out new merch and swag in the coming weeks and months. But...
Activist Check In: Overthrowing Big Money

Activist Check In: Overthrowing Big Money

Dear Activists, We missed last week’s check in due to Thanksgiving. So I’ll use this opportunity to say I’m grateful to be part of a powerful—and growing—movement for equity and justice. Together, we’re working to build a foundation for real...
Activist Check In: Fund Subways, Not Helipads

Activist Check In: Fund Subways, Not Helipads

Dear Activists, Our annual gala is fast approaching. This year’s event takes on added significance as we’ll be celebrating the work of our fearless leader Karen Scharff, who will be stepping back after 35 years. If you haven’t gotten your tickets,...

Fund Schools, Not Amazon

Albany, NY—In response to the selection of New York City as the new Amazon headquarters, Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement: “No wonder Andrew Cuomo doesn’t think we have enough money to fund our...
Activist Check In: Grassroots on the Rise

Activist Check In: Grassroots on the Rise

Dear Activists, We changed the face of New York politics on Tuesday night. The hours spent knocking doors and making calls paid off in a big way, as key Congressional districts were flipped and Democrats gained a majority in the State Senate (after years of being in...