Victory: New Police Reform Laws

We won three Safer NY Act priorities: Repeal of 50-A, the Police STAT Act and the Special Prosecutor law. Together, these laws improve transparency and accountability of police departments and are important steps toward advancing real safety for Black, Brown, and Indigenous New Yorkers.

Tell Congress: Pass a People's Bailout!

30 million people are newly unemployed and millions more are being forced to choose between paying their bills and avoiding coronavirus. We urge Congress to ensure people have money in their pockets and our communities can fund education, health care and housing.

Stop Unprecedented Cuts to Education!

Our schools are in dire need of funding and facing devastating cuts that will impact students who need more resources during this crisis, not less. Governor Cuomo must tax the rich to fund public schools.

Pass the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act!

No one should have to worry about being evicted or losing their home during a pandemic! We need universal rent and mortgage suspension for the duration of COVID-19, to house our homeless and ensure a  Homes Guarantee for all.

Every New Yorker Counts!

Have you been counted yet in the 2020 Census? Your response will help increase funding for communities that need the most support. The census takes about 10 minutes to complete online, by phone, or by mail. Visit 2020Census.gov now! Click here to help your neighbors get counted.

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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.

Our Victories

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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.

Join Us for a Celebration!

Our members, leaders and allies are fighting every day to win justice for our communities. And now more than ever, we want to honor the extraordinary strength and sacrifices of our essential workers, community leaders and activists in every corner of our state.

Join us for our biggest annual fundraiser, Our Everyday Heroes Awards on Tuesday, October 6, in New York City!

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Activist Check-In: Our Rights are Essential

Activist Check-In: Our Rights are Essential

Dear Activist,  Yesterday, we celebrated International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day. Protests were happening around the world for expanded rights and protections for workers, including a better response to the pandemic and more support from governments. Workers...

Activist Check-in: Back at It

Activist Check-in: Back at It

Dear Activist, It’s been a while since our last check-in, and I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. So much has happened over the past few weeks. We took a week off here at Citizen Action for much-needed rest and recuperation, but we’re back to...

Activist Check-in: State Budget

Activist Check-in: State Budget

Dear Activist, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and doing well. The moment of truth has come. State leaders delivered a final budget agreement that is disappointing, to say the least. The choice was clear: cut vital funding during a global crisis or raise taxes...

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