Activist Check-in: Who do you love?

Activist Check-in: Who do you love?

Dear Activist, I hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s been another busy week here at Citizen Action! And a trying one. Activists have been showing up at the Capitol all week to demand budget justice from our state leaders! We’re fighting for a progressive NY...

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Activist Check-in: We Won’t Go Back

Activist Check-in: We Won’t Go Back

Dear Activist, I hope you’re doing well! So much has happened since our last check-in. We’re still going hard to defend our new pretrial laws. Republican lawmakers, district attorneys, prosecutors and law enforcement officials have been using tragic situations,...

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Activist Check-in: Putting It All Out There

Activist Check-in: Putting It All Out There

Dear Activist, This is an important time to make our demands clear to our leaders in Albany. Last week, Governor Cuomo unveiled his proposed spending plan for the year, totaling $178 billion. We expect one-house budgets from both houses of the Legislature soon, and...

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Activist Check-in: MLK Jr. Day, Week Recap

Dear Activist, I hope you had a nice, relaxing holiday week. Yesterday, we celebrated the federal holiday commemorating the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of us may have started thinking more deeply about his vision for our country around his...

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Activist Check-in: Nice to meet you. How have you been?

Dear Activist, It’s been a few months since our last check-in, and so much has been going on! First, let me start off by introducing myself: I’m Tanique. I recently joined Citizen Action as a communications manager, located in Albany. If I may be honest, it's been a...

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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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