Activist Check-in: Vote to Let Democracy Live

Dear Activist,  In the words of AOC, what we’re NOT going to do is give up. It’s understandable that a lot of people are ambivalent about voting in this election. As a Black American, I share similar sentiments with those in my community that we want our lives to...

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Activist Check-in: From Protest to the Ballot

Dear Activist, Voting is a critical part of building the long term power we need to win on our issues. Most of what we’re asking for, whether it's fully funded schools, housing as a human right and health care for all, are not radical ideas—these are the bare minimum...

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Activist Check-in: So Close

Dear Activist, I hope this email finds you in good health! There’s been so much happening since our last check-in. We’re battling upticks in coronavirus cases statewide, and we’re approaching flu season. We must stay vigilant and be as safe as we possibly can at this...

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Activist Check-in: Deeply Flawed

Activist Check-in: Deeply Flawed

Dear Activist, Whenever this email reaches you, it is my hope that you’ll join me for 26 seconds of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor. (26-second pause) Breonna was only 26 years old when she was killed by Louisville Metro Police. She had so much more life to live....

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Activist Check-In: Worth Fighting For

Activist Check-In: Worth Fighting For

Dear Activist, At a time when so many of our progressive values are at stake, it’s hard to process the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was affectionately known as "The Notorious RBG” by many. She was a true progressive champion, having fought...

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Activist Check-in: Doesn’t Add Up

Activist Check-in: Doesn’t Add Up

Dear Activist,  I hope this message finds you well. It’s been another active week across New York State as thousands rally for education and civil rights. There was much love and solidarity among activists this Labor Day weekend, from Citizen Action members and...

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Activist Check-in: Stop the Cuts

Activist Check-in: Stop the Cuts

Dear Activist, The death of yet another Black person at the hands of police has sparked national outrage. Daniel Prude was experiencing a mental health crisis when he was suffocated by Rochester police back in March. Police body cam footage of the heartbreaking...

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Activist Check in: Love What You Do

Activist Check in: Love What You Do

Dear Activist, As always, I hope this email finds you well. This week has been another heavy one. The shooting of Jacob Blake by police has added to the burning flames of tension on our streets and in the hearts of many. The constant violence at a time when so many...

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Activist Check in: Faces of Power

Activist Check in: Faces of Power

Dear Activist, As always, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones in good health. The workshops I’ve participated in this week have got me thinking a lot about “power,” and what it can achieve. I thought about my relationship with the justice system, and how...

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