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Black Lives Matter protest

Black Lives Matter Protest Driven to the High Line after Police Harassment

Black Lives Matter demonstrators held a rally outside Macy’s this weekend, to call out NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, who has publicly given his support to New Yorkers protesting against Donald Trump, but continues to support non-progressive policing policies in [...]

April 3, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Healthcare-is-no-joke

Activists and Healthcare Unions Push For Medicare-For-All in New York State

Activists and healthcare unions marched in New York this weekend in opposition to recent efforts to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), and put pressure on local senators to support a statewide Medicare-for-all bill. Around 300 protesters gathered at Trump [...]

April 3, 2017 Grassroots, News
LGBTQ Flag

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
Resistance Roundup1

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
Election

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
Resistance Roundup1

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