Activist Check In: Winning Time

Activist Check In: Winning Time

Dear Activists, In basketball, the fourth and final quarter is known as “winning time.” With less than three weeks until the election, it’s winning time for our progressive candidates. Wealthy donors are pouring millions into Congressional races to...
Activist Check In: Fake It Till You Make It

Activist Check In: Fake It Till You Make It

Dear Activists, Campaign finance reports came out this week. While Cynthia Nixon has received contributions from 22,000 (!) different small donors, Andrew Cuomo has continued to rely on the rich and powerful to bankroll his campaign. Only 1% of his total haul came...
Activist Check In: Heat Wave Edition

Activist Check In: Heat Wave Edition

Dear Activists, We announced some big changes at our Leadership Summit this past weekend. Our fearless leader Karen Scharff will be stepping aside after 35 years with Citizen Action. Jessica Wisneski and Rosemary Rivera will be taking over as Co-Executive Directors...
Activist Check In: Grassroots Rising

Activist Check In: Grassroots Rising

Dear Activists, Were you as inspired as we were by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in Queens? She proved that grassroots movements can defeat political machines. More and more voters are rejecting the politics of complacency and embracing a bold vision for the...
Activist Check In: Status Cuomo Strikes Again

Activist Check In: Status Cuomo Strikes Again

Dear Activists, Another legislative session in the books and another year of the Governor failing to deliver on the things he promised: bail reform, early voting, fair education funding, and dozens of other reforms our communities have been waiting years for. Get out...
Activist Check In: No More Unfair Fare Despair

Activist Check In: No More Unfair Fare Despair

Dear Activists, Our annual leadership summit is coming up on June 30th. In this blue wave year, it’s more important than ever for activists and organizers to come together to share ideas and strategize around how we can turn electoral wins into sustained power....