That Time John Legend and I Went to Prison Together

by Clyanna Lightbourn Clyanna Lightbourn, Statewide Civil Rights Organizer for Citizen Action of New York, and John Legend, Founder of Free America, attended an MSNBC Town Hall event with Lester Holt on criminal justice reform at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New...

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Activist Check In: Getting Ready

AROUND THE STATE This week we're prepping and getting ready for Blackout 2019!!! If you're not ready, I hope you get ready. In less than 3 weeks, Blackout Festival 2019 will be here! It is the first Festival of its kind. The Blackout Festival is a...

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Activist Check In: BE FREE

AROUND THE STATE This week we spent time working on our strategy at our 2019 staff retreat. We're away from the office but we will be back soon.  In the meantime, I hope you checkout our upcoming events below and be sure to attend, participate and...

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Activist Check In: Don’t Take Up Space

Dear Activist, It was exciting to put faces to names at Justice Works this past week. I hope to see more of you soon! -Charli  AROUND THE STATE This past week we worked hard to pull off Justice Works 2019! After weeks of planning, executing, and...

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Activist Check In: Change Creates Change

Dear Activist, JUSTICE WORKS 2019 BEGINS TOMORROW! ARE YOU READY??!! We're excited to meet all of you and we know it's going to be epic epic! (Yes there are two epics here on purpose). -Charli AROUND THE STATE This week we rolled out our...

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Activist Check In: Close The Camp

Dear Activist, It seems this week went fast, very fast, but one thing that is for sure is we here at Citizen Action always can withstand the pace! -Charli AROUND THE STATE This week we showed up at Utica's School Board Meeting to demand more...

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Activist Check In: Canvassing for A Change

Dear Activist, Here at Citizen Action we’ve been busy with canvassing and supporting our endorsed candidates in the primaries. We’re proud of the work that each of our staff and volunteers put into help people who are committed to change and...

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Activist Check In: Juneteenth 4 Justice

Dear Activist, I’m Charli, the Regional Communications Coordinator housed in the Capitol District. I’m excited to give you all the latest tea here at Citizen Action and want to thank Ravi for introducing me! This week we showed the importance of reflecting on our...

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