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...
Activist Check In: We Demand a Vote

Activist Check In: We Demand a Vote

Dear Activists, Trump’s calls for a wall have started to feel as senseless and absurd as Reagan’s plan to weaponize space. We’re now in week three of the shutdown due to Donald’s hubris, and countless federal workers are hurting as a result...
Activist Check In: It’s On the House

Activist Check In: It’s On the House

Dear Activists, Today the Democrats officially took control of the House. And the first bill they’re introducing takes aim at big money interests by proposing public campaign financing, a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, and expanded voting...
Activist Check In: All We Want for the Holidays

Activist Check In: All We Want for the Holidays

Dear Activists, Our statewide staff was holed up in a conference room for most of last week so we could strategize about how we plan to win justice for our communities next year. Now that we have a Democratic Senate the change we’ve been waiting for is finally...