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...
Activist Check In: GOP Is All Tricks, No Treats

Activist Check In: GOP Is All Tricks, No Treats

Dear Activists, Is there anything more frightening than not being able to afford health care or having lead-filled drinking water? At Citizen Action, we won’t be steering clear of politics this Halloween, especially with so much at stake. Here’s a sneak...
Activist Check In: Winning Time

Activist Check In: Winning Time

Dear Activists, In basketball, the fourth and final quarter is known as “winning time.” With less than three weeks until the election, it’s winning time for our progressive candidates. Wealthy donors are pouring millions into Congressional races to...
Activist Check In: Fake It Till You Make It

Activist Check In: Fake It Till You Make It

Dear Activists, Campaign finance reports came out this week. While Cynthia Nixon has received contributions from 22,000 (!) different small donors, Andrew Cuomo has continued to rely on the rich and powerful to bankroll his campaign. Only 1% of his total haul came...
Activist Check In: Heat Wave Edition

Activist Check In: Heat Wave Edition

Dear Activists, We announced some big changes at our Leadership Summit this past weekend. Our fearless leader Karen Scharff will be stepping aside after 35 years with Citizen Action. Jessica Wisneski and Rosemary Rivera will be taking over as Co-Executive Directors...