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Brad Hoylman

New York State Senator Hoylman: It Will Take a Woman to Fix Albany

Brad Hoylman, New York state senator for the 27th district, has commended the work of local activist groups that have formed in New York in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. The state senator, whose district encompasses a broad swathe of Manhattan, [...]

June 3, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 21

Protesters Condemn Goldman Sachs Tax Avoidance Demonstrators assembled outside Goldman Sachs’ offices in the Financial District on April 18 to protest the tax dodging practices of the Wall Street behemoth. Organizers advertised the gathering as a chance to condemn the [...]

April 21, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News, Women
Affordable Housing

Navigating New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis

An evening grappling with New York City’s maddening housing laws may not sound like the sort of thing to get millennials’ hearts racing. Yet dozens joined the Manhattan Young Democrats’ Affordable Living Task Force (ALTF) in Midtown on April 5 [...]

April 14, 2017 Democratic Party, Human Rights, 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
Rally to Resist

New York State Assemblymember: “Basic Services” and “Basic Values” Are Under Attack

Brian Kavanagh, Democratic New York State Assemblymember, has said that the state’s fundamental services and values are under attack by Donald Trump’s administration. “These are very perilous times for our country. We are looking at a situation where, across this country [...]

March 21, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
IDC Protest

Constituents Protest Rogue New York Democrat Diane Savino Over IDC Membership

Staten Island residents and members of New York-based activist group Rise and Resist demonstrated outside State Senator Diane Savino’s office on Friday in protest of her affiliation with the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). Up to 20 of Savino’s constituents and activists [...]

March 11, 2017 Democratic Party, News
Tom Perez

Forget the DNC Chair, Liberals Should Focus on Local Politics

The Democratic National Committee has a new leader and the American left a new lodestar in Tom Perez, the Obama-era Secretary of Labor, who was elected party chair in Atlanta on Saturday. His victory in the most fiercely-contested and politically [...]

February 27, 2017 Democratic Party, Opinion
Mayor Bill de Blasio State of the City speech

Mayor Targets Affordability Crisis in State of the City Speech

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to tackle the skyrocketing cost of living in New York in his annual State of the City speech on Monday night. “We understand that the affordability crisis is a fundamental and a profound problem. It [...]

February 14, 2017 Democratic Party, News
Barack Obama

Inauguration 2017: The Obama Legacy

To mark the 58th Presidential Inauguration, The Upstander will publish a series of infographics comparing the state of the union at the time of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration with the state of the union today.  First up, a review [...]

January 20, 2017 Democratic Party, News
Schultz speaking at the first meeting of NYPAN in December

NYPAN Demands Representation of Progressives in Democratic Party

The New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) has vowed to challenge the Democratic National Committee for representation, after recent elections in New York indicated significant support for the progressive agenda. Thirty three percent of New York Democrats voted for grassroots candidate Zephyr [...]

January 10, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News