Activist Check In: Go Big, Democrats!

Activist Check In: Go Big, Democrats!

Dear Activist, We did it! Not only is small donor public financing in the Senate and Assembly budget proposals, we got our elected leaders to place a $1.2 billion down payment on the $4.1 billion owed to our public schools. We’ll be pounding the pavement over...
Activist Check In: Budget Battles

Activist Check In: Budget Battles

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...
Activist Check In: It’s Time, Let’s Go

Activist Check In: It’s Time, Let’s Go

Dear Activists, We appreciate all the folks who came out to the Capitol yesterday—braving the weather and long security lines. Our power is in our people. When we stand together and raise our voices, there is no policy or reform that’s out of reach. – Ravi...
Activist Check In: No Wall, No Way

Activist Check In: No Wall, No Way

Dear Activists, It’s February break for legislators, and we’re planning a series of Fair Elections Town Halls across the state. The 100 biggest donors contributed more to state elections in 2018 than the combined 137,000 small donors in New York. And...
Activist Check In: Hit the Road Jeff

Activist Check In: Hit the Road Jeff

Dear Activists, Hopefully Amazon has learned an important lesson: You can’t extort billions in tax breaks and expect people in the community to remain silent. We’re inspired by the grassroots organizing that happened to stop Amazon’s swindle. Public...
Activist Check In: Big No to SOTU

Activist Check In: Big No to SOTU

Dear Activists, Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to push his anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-environment agenda. But we know that there is nothing that scares Trump and the GOP more than a vibrant, inclusive democracy that counts...