Activist Check-in: Time for Strong Leadership

Dear Activist, Andrew Cuomo is officially out and Kathy Hochul is officially in. Many of us are encouraged by the appointment of state Senator Brian Benjamin, a Democrat from Harlem, to serve as lieutenant governor. In response to his appointment, and our vision for a...

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Activist Check-in: New Yorkers Deserve Better

The state Attorney General’s report which found that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women has been the breaking news story out of Albany for the past few days. Impeachment is now the likely outcome since the Governor refuses to resign and denies any...

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Activist Check-in: Breaking the Cycle of Harm

Dear Activist, Black August is approaching! Since the 1970s, it’s been an annual celebration in honor of fallen Black revolutionaries and Black resistance to racial oppression. Each year, it's an opportunity to renew our commitment to turning white supremacy on its...

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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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