Activist Check In: It’s Time, Let’s Go

Activist Check In: It’s Time, Let’s Go

Dear Activists, We appreciate all the folks who came out to the Capitol yesterday—braving the weather and long security lines. Our power is in our people. When we stand together and raise our voices, there is no policy or reform that’s out of reach. – Ravi...
Activist Check In: No Wall, No Way

Activist Check In: No Wall, No Way

Dear Activists, It’s February break for legislators, and we’re planning a series of Fair Elections Town Halls across the state. The 100 biggest donors contributed more to state elections in 2018 than the combined 137,000 small donors in New York. And...
Activist Check In: Hit the Road Jeff

Activist Check In: Hit the Road Jeff

Dear Activists, Hopefully Amazon has learned an important lesson: You can’t extort billions in tax breaks and expect people in the community to remain silent. We’re inspired by the grassroots organizing that happened to stop Amazon’s swindle. Public...
Activist Check In: Big No to SOTU

Activist Check In: Big No to SOTU

Dear Activists, Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to push his anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-environment agenda. But we know that there is nothing that scares Trump and the GOP more than a vibrant, inclusive democracy that counts...
Activist Check In: Pay Your Workers

Activist Check In: Pay Your Workers

Dear Activists, The Trump tantrum is over—after nearly five weeks—and thousands of contract workers still haven’t received the back pay they deserve. Contract workers, including cleaners, cooks, and security people, are among the lowest paid government workers,...
Activist Check In: New Frontier

Activist Check In: New Frontier

Dear Activists, Magical things are happening in Albany. Without the IDC to kneecap progress, bills are actually moving. In three days, we passed GENDA and a host of key voting reforms. This was possible because a handful of insurgent candidates and their progressive...