Activist Check-in: Stand for Something

Dear Activist, Everyone’s been talking about U.S. Track and Field sensation Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension and subsequent exclusion from the Tokyo Olympics after she tested positive for marijuana. Sha'Carri admitted to using marijuana to cope with the passing of...

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Activist Check-in: Controlling the Narrative

Dear Activist, Right-wing politicians and their supporters across the country are trying to turn classrooms into battlegrounds, spreading lies about the lessons being taught in schools about race, racism and our country's history. Our Co-Executive Director Rosemary...

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Activist Check-in: Respect the Right to Vote

Dear Activist, From New York City to Buffalo, we saw progressive candidates win big this week during the primary elections on June 22. Despite how difficult the past year has been, knowing that we elected strong progressive leaders to join our school boards, city...

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Activist Check-in: Happy Juneteenth Weekend

Dear Activist, As the state legislative session was wrapping up, Citizen Action held its annual staff retreat. From June 9-11, we convened at the Desmond in Albany, some of us meeting for the very first time! Last year, our annual staff gathering was virtual due to...

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Activist Check-in: It’s the Final Stretch

Dear Activist, With capacity restrictions easing at gyms, outdoor venues and workplaces, New Yorkers are being encouraged to get back to business as usual. Getting back to “normal” will look different for each of us, and it's not as easy as it sounds. New Yorkers are...

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Activist Check-in: Fabric of Change

Dear Activist, It is disturbing to witness the recent outbreak of anti-Semitic threats and violence in New York and across the country. Since Donald Trump's presidency, the number of attacks targeting the Jewish community in the U.S. has been among the highest ever...

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Activist Check-in: Connected at the Roots

Dear Activist, There’s been a lot of talk about mental health this month, especially on social media. As activists, the injustices many of us see and experience can weigh on our mental health. We may notice our mental health declining over a period of time– it may...

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Activist Check-in: Liberation for All

Dear Activist, Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by war and injustice. Our newsfeeds have been flooded with reactions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which over the past few weeks has caused hundreds of deaths, many of them children, and the...

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