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Peoples Climate Movement

Climate Activists Plan Record-Breaking March

Budding environmental activists from across the five boroughs of New York City gathered in Midtown Thursday to plan what they hope will be the largest climate change march in history. Hosted by The People’s Climate Movement NY (PCM), the organizing [...]

February 3, 2017 Grassroots, News

Time To Resist Holds First Public Meeting

New York-based grassroots resistance group Time to Resist held its first public meeting to discuss meaningful ways for the community to fight back against Donald Trump’s administration and executive orders. Around 200 people attended the meeting at Community Church in [...]

February 2, 2017 Grassroots, News
Senator Bernie Sanders

Overwhelmed When It Comes to Fighting Donald Trump? Here Are Four Different Types of Grassroots Resistance Emerging in New York

It’s been a little over a week since Donald Trump was sworn in as President. In that time, he has launched major assaults on the civil liberties and human rights of Muslims and immigrants, inflamed relations with Mexico, and set his [...]

February 1, 2017 Grassroots, Opinion
People Over Pipelines Protest

Jane Fonda and Josh Fox Lead NY Protest Against Trump’s Standing Rock, Keystone XL Executive Orders

New Yorkers gathered in Columbus Circle in New York Tuesday night after President Trump signed executive orders to revive the Dakota Access (DAPL) and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Both projects had been previously blocked by former President Barack Obama, who [...]

January 27, 2017 Grassroots, News

In Their Own Words, Oil Pipeline Protesters on Why They Marched

Over a thousand New Yorkers joined forces with water protectors from Standing Rock on Tuesday night to protest Donald Trump’s executive orders to reinstate the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Alice, who declined to provide her last name, [...]

January 26, 2017 Grassroots, 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
NY Renews Logo

Governor Cuomo Pressed On Climate Change

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was urged to lead the country on combating climate change by activists at a boisterous Manhattan rally hosted by environmental coalition NY Renews this Thursday. Speakers from several of the 100 climate advocacy groups affiliated [...]

December 9, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Dan Sherrell

Climate Change Activists Urge Democrats to Back Bill

NY Renews, a climate advocacy movement, will call on New York State lawmakers to lead the fight for environmental protections under the Trump presidency at a meeting on Thursday night in Manhattan. The movement, made up of one hundred community groups, climate [...]

December 8, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
New York Senate Chamber

Progressives Demand Cuomo Unify New York Democrats

A coalition of progressive groups will rally at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office today at 13:00 ET to demand he take immediate action to put the State Senate under Democratic majority control. State-wide elections on November 8 yielded the Democrats [...]

December 7, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Endorses Bernie Sanders-Inspired New York Progressive Action Network

Bill De Blasio, mayor of New York City, has endorsed a new progressive political group formed from the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign. “It’s an extraordinarily powerful moment to be forming a progressive action network,” De Blasio said, speaking [...]

December 5, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News