Sunday, October 22, 2017
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New York’s Young Undocumented Face Uncertainty Over DACA

Legal advocacy groups based in New York are preparing to fight Donald Trump if he follows through on a pre-election promise to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but young people enrolled on the program are preparing [...]

December 1, 2016 Grassroots, Immigration, News
Hands in a circle

‘Good Guys’ Organizer Hits New York

San Francisco-based community organizer, Sarah Turbow, transformed a Jewish community center on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, into an interactive classroom for hundreds of New Yorkers eager to learn how to become effective activists under a Trump presidency. The event, [...]

November 29, 2016 Grassroots, News
Fists raised in the air

Trump Resistance Town Hall Gathers Momentum

Activists from across New York City gathered at the LGBT Center in Manhattan Tuesday for the first of what is promised to be a regular series of ‘Trump Resistance Town Halls’. Over a hundred New Yorkers gathered for the free [...]

November 22, 2016 Grassroots, News
Steve Bannon

Alt-Right Ideologue Steve Bannon Has No Place in Government, Activists say

A small group of demonstrators gathered in Union Square, New York on November 22 to hand out leaflets urging members of the public to keep Steve Bannon out of the White House. Bannon, who was recently appointed chief strategist and [...]

November 22, 2016 Grassroots, News
The Base Brooklyn

Anarchist Collective Mobilizes Support

Four hundred budding organizers filled Verso Books’ Brooklyn Loft on November 19 for a meeting called by Brooklyn’s The Base anarchist collective to respond to Donald Trump’s impending presidency. An additional 100 people arrived at the doors after the space reached capacity, and held [...]

November 20, 2016 Grassroots, News
Dumbledore's Army

Center for Constitutional Rights Director Compares #notmypresident Protesters to Dumbledore’s Army

Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights has compared anti-Donald Trump protesters to Dumbledore’s Army, the fictional army in Harry Potter that fights a resistance against the evil Lord Voldemort. Warren attended the #notmypresident march in New [...]

November 15, 2016 Grassroots, News
The New York Society for Ethical Culture

Have Conversations with People Who Are Different to You, says New York Society for Ethical Culture

New Yorkers need to start having conversations with people who are different than them in order to bring America together again after the divisive election of Donald Trump, according to a member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. [...]

November 15, 2016 Grassroots, News