Activist Check In: Cloud Nine

Activist Check In: Cloud Nine

Dear Activist, This week Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said that the Senate has the votes to pass all nine rent laws. This is super encouraging news—and a testament to the power of a unified, electrified, and statewide grassroots movement. We only have a...
Activist Check In: Soak the Rich

Activist Check In: Soak the Rich

Dear Activist, A new study shows the Trump tax cuts did nothing except boost the riches of the billionaire class (surprise, surprise). Decades of tax cuts have only turbo-charged inequality, and it’s time for our elected leaders to stand up and demand...
Activist Check In: Our Neighborhoods

Activist Check In: Our Neighborhoods

Dear Activist, A new report today shows just how dependent New York elected officials are on big donors. It found that only 16% of campaign donations to Assembly leaders in the last election cycle came from people in their own...
Activist Check In: Cuomo’s Housing Crisis

Activist Check In: Cuomo’s Housing Crisis

Dear Activist, Tenants came out in full force this week to demand an end to the senseless evictions and sky-high rents. We have 9 bills to pass and 28 days to pass them. Our elected leaders have a choice to make: either they can stand with the...
Activist Check In: Housing Justice Now

Activist Check In: Housing Justice Now

Dear Activist, During a hearing on housing, a Syracuse City Councilor cut up a $20 bill to apparently demonstrate his intellectual prowess (and argue in favor of free markets). While the Councilor is busy cutting up money, thousands of New Yorkers are on...
Activist Check In: 59 Days and Counting

Activist Check In: 59 Days and Counting

Dear Activist, Our rent laws expire in 59 days and we’re fighting hard for rent stabilization laws and tenant protections that allow people to thrive. In Kingston, rents have increased by 50% since 2002, while wages have actually gone down. That’s the...