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Tenants’ Rights Activists Blast Proposed Rent Hike

The Rent Justice Coalition brought tenants from across New York City to Manhattan to demand the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) freeze costs for rent-stabilized apartments for a third straight year, but left downhearted when the board voted to raise rents instead. [...]

April 26, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Voting

Activists Target New York Voting Reform

New York prides itself as a beacon of progressiveness. Yet in one crucial respect the state is notoriously retrograde: on voting reform. When it comes to voter participation, New York is less a shining beacon and more a black hole. [...]

April 24, 2017 Human Rights, 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
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 14

Rise and Resist Storms Trump Tower Members of grassroots activist group Rise and Resist staged a protest and sit-in at Trump Tower on April 13  in support of refugees and immigrants and to denounce the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies. Participants unfurled banners [...]

April 14, 2017 Grassroots, News
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
Public Advocate Letitia James

New York Public Advocate Slams Fox News at Midtown Rally

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James led a fiery protest outside the News Corporation building in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night to condemn Fox News and high-profile presenter Bill O’Reilly for repeated incidences of sexism and racism. Speaking through [...]

April 13, 2017 Grassroots, News, Women
Tax March NYC

New York Gears Up For Tax March

New York activists are expected to flood the streets of Manhattan on Saturday to demand President Trump release his tax returns. The NYC Tax March is one of a series of demonstrations scheduled for April 15 – US National Tax [...]

April 11, 2017 Grassroots, News
Anti-War Protest

New Yorkers Hit the Streets to Protest US Government’s Bombing of Syria

Anti-war protesters gathered in Manhattan on Friday night to rally against Thursday’s airstrike on Syria and to demand an end to US intervention in the Middle East. Sister marches took place in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C, Baltimore and [...]

April 10, 2017 Grassroots, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 7

‘No IDC’ Protesters target Senator David Carlucci Activists with local grassroots groups Rise and Resist, Rockland United, Rockland Action Citizens Network, Indivisible Rivertowns, and Ossining for Fair Funding joined with constituents of New York Senate District 38 to oppose Senator [...]

April 7, 2017 News
Fearless Girl protest

Activists Protest “Fearless Girl” Statue in the Dead of Night

An anonymous group of activists paid a visit to the “Fearless Girl” statue in Manhattan’s Financial District on April Fools day to protest what they say is a non-intersectional symbol of solidarity. The piece, entitled “#WhichWomen: An Investigation into the [...]

April 4, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, LGBTQ, News, Women