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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Activist Check-in: One House Budgets

Dear Activist,  The Assembly and Senate are set to release their one-house budgets soon, and we’re counting on them to include the Invest in Our New York Act as a top priority. This will show the Governor that they’re truly committed to equitably taxing the rich and...

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Activist Check-in: Education Justice

Dear Activist, My heart goes out to the people of Texas right now. As if things could not get any worse, a severe winter storm has left millions of Texans without power, running water and food. Devastation has struck yet another community as we grapple with Covid-19’s...

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