Suspend Rent During COVID-19

Working people across New York State are facing lay-offs and struggling to pay rent and buy basic necessities. This problem will not disappear once the threat of COVID-19 has passed, and the eviction moratorium is lifted. Our leaders in Albany need to hear from you.

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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.

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FIGHTING FOR CHANGE

Raised Minimum Wage

We fought and won important victories to improve our rights in the workplace, including a minimum wage of $15/hour.

Passed Pretrial Laws

We won new bail, discovery, and speedy trial laws allowing thousands of legally innocent people to await trial from home.

Passed New Tenant Laws

We won the strongest tenant protection laws in the history of New York State.

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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...

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,...

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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