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Monthly Archives: March 2017


Resistance Works! What I Learned From Taking Back NY Pride

Three weeks ago, LA Pride organizers announced that the city’s annual parade would be replaced by a march to protest President Trump’s treatment of LGBTQ citizens. Plans were quickly put into action to do the same for New York’s flagship Pride event. [...]

March 31, 2017 LGBTQ, Opinion
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NYC Resistance Roundup: March 31

Heritage of Pride Bows to Resistance Group Demands After several weeks of negotiations, Heritage Pride, the organizers of New York’s Pride Parade, bowed to pressure from activist groups to feature the resistance in this year’s march. New York activist groups [...]

March 31, 2017 Grassroots, News

Millennials Urged To Run For Down Ballot Office

Millennials will get a helping hand running for public office from a new political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of young people elected to government. Run For Something (RFS), the brainchild of two veteran Democratic Party campaign organizers, [...]

March 29, 2017 Democratic Party, News
City of Refuge action

Immigrant Groups Launch 24 Hours Of Action Against Refugee Ban

A coalition of immigrant, religious, labor, and humanitarian organizations declared New York “A City of Refuge” as they kicked off 24-hours of action in defense of refugees today in Downtown Manhattan. Activist groups coordinated by African Communities Together (ACT) gathered for a [...]

March 28, 2017 Immigration, News
Follow the leader

The Resistance Needs Followers More Than It Needs Leaders

New York City suffers from an embarrassment of talent. If you live here, and come up with a good idea – for a business, a movie, an app – chances are someone has not only already thought of it, but [...]

March 28, 2017 Opinion
Rikers Debate Project

Rikers Debate Project Earns Celebrity Interest

The Rikers Debate Project (RDP), an initiative teaching inmates of Rikers Island the skill of competitive debate, welcomed TBS star Samantha Bee on Tuesday, March 21 to watch their second public contest, segments of which will be broadcast on an upcoming episode [...]

March 24, 2017 Upstanders
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NYC Resistance Roundup: March 24

Constituents Confront Marisol Alcantara Over IDC Membership Members of grassroots activism group Rise and Resist will join with constituents of Senator Marisol Alcantara (SD-31) to protest her affiliation with the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in front of her offices at [...]

March 24, 2017 Grassroots, News
NYC Heritage Pride

Tensions Flare at NYC Pride Planning Meeting

Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride events, has promised to make a decision in the next week as to whether it will permit the resistance to be represented at this [...]

March 23, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ
Medicaid Protest

“I Wouldn’t Be Alive Today Without Medicaid”

People with disabilities held a “live theater” rally yesterday next to Federal Plaza in New York, to protest the Republican-proposed American Healthcare Act. The bill, also known as Trumpcare, is projected to leave 24 million more Americans uninsured than the [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots
Women of Color for Progress

Women Of Color Launch New Advocacy Group

Women of color (WOCs) and allies gathered in Manhattan on Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of a new political organization committed to electing more WOCs to public office. Women of Color for Progress (WCP) aims to empower women of [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots, Women