Activist Check-in: Making a Way

Dear Activist, The New York State legislative session ends on Thursday, June 10, which means we have about a month left to push bills we need to pass this year. Some major bills we want to see passed include the Good Cause eviction legislation, the Climate Community...

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Activist Check in: Defund the Police

Dear Activist, What does it mean to “defund the police?” The question is being asked again as communities across the nation clash with police as a result of more recent police killings. When I say “defund the police,” I say it because I believe that if our leaders...

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Activist Check in: Time for a Change

Dear Activist, In our moment of post budget bliss — celebrating the small and big budget victories (click here for Tweet thread)  — tragedy has struck yet another family at the hands of police. Daunte Wright was shot and killed by officer Kim Potter during a traffic...

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Activist Check-In: Stop to Smell the Flowers

Dear Activist,  This was another week pumped with action—mainly the celebratory kind. We’re stopping to smell the flowers—so to speak, sitting in gratitude for how far we’ve come. State lawmakers passed a state budget that fully funds Foundation Aid!  And after a...

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Activist Check-in: Planting Our Seeds

Dear Activist, It’s been another action-packed week! As expected, state legislators have not reached an on-time budget by the April 1 deadline. Given the complexities of this budget season, I’m not really surprised at the outcome. There’s an open investigation against...

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CCIA & THRIVE Statewide Week of Action!

Join us for a Climate, Jobs, & Justice Week of Action   April 5 - 9, NY Renews and One NY Indivisible are organizing a non-stop week of action for the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) and the THRIVE Agenda. Join us in the fight for climate, jobs,...

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Activist Check-in: Spring into Action

Dear Activist, The first week of spring has been action-packed! Spring happens to be one of my favorite seasons. Just as the flowers start to bloom, I feel myself blooming with all sorts of creative energy. We’ve had some warmer days, more sunshine and hope that a...

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Activist Check-in: Budget Justice

Dear Activist,  It’s negotiation time! We’re ramping up our calls for justice! Budget negotiations are set to wrap up by the end of the month, before the April 1 deadline. With the Assembly and Senate one-house budgets released, we know exactly where we need to push...

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Activist Check-in: We Know Our Power

Dear Activist,  It’s crunch time in Albany! We’re days away from the release of the Assembly and Senate one-house budgets, and weeks away from the April 1 New York State budget deadline. Our Political Director Stanley Fritz made a very good point during our lobby day...

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