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Citizen Action of New York is a statewide grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society—issues that will achieve social, racial, economic and environmental justice in our communities.

We look for opportunities to accomplish big changes—not small, incremental reforms. We work to elect progressive candidates to office who are committed to these issues. Our power comes from the grassroots: people coming together to push the edge of the possible.

We are affiliated at the national level with People’s Action and we partner with local organizations across New York State, working in coalition to win real victories for our communities. Join us in the fight for justice.


Assembly Member Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas at an Our Justice Agenda Rally.

Our Justice Agenda 2023

At Citizen Action of New York, we envision a world where every person’s basic needs are met—and we have an agenda to get there. Learn more…

Climate Justice

We need to transform our energy economy and invest in communities most harmed by the climate crisis. Learn more…

Citizen Action members at a Rochester Education Rally holding signs.

Child Care & Education Justice

An equitable education system will consider our children’s needs from cradle to career. Learn more…


We envision an inclusive democracy that allows all New Yorkers to participate fully and equally in the electoral process. Learn more…

Housing Justice

We can build stronger communities by guaranteeing safe, affordable housing for all people. Learn more…

Health Care Equity

By working together, we envision a world where health care is a human right. Learn more…

Possibility Not Punishment

Mass incarceration and mass criminalization are not the answer to problems created by underinvestment and structural racism. Learn more…

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Public Money

Every New Yorker should be able to thrive. We will prioritize public goods and services instead of predatory corporate profits. Learn more…

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