Monday, August 21, 2017
The Upstander
Medicaid Protest

“I Wouldn’t Be Alive Today Without Medicaid”

People with disabilities held a “live theater” rally yesterday next to Federal Plaza in New York, to protest the Republican-proposed American Healthcare Act. The bill, also known as Trumpcare, is projected to leave 24 million more Americans uninsured than the [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots
Women of Color for Progress

Women Of Color Launch New Advocacy Group

Women of color (WOCs) and allies gathered in Manhattan on Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of a new political organization committed to electing more WOCs to public office. Women of Color for Progress (WCP) aims to empower women of [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots, Women
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
Queens

The Filipino Activist Taking The Fight To Trump In Queens

What would you do if you were a 38-year-old single parent who was financially responsible for your sister and your parents—but you were in a dead-end job with no opportunities on the horizon?  Seriously – what would you do? If [...]

March 20, 2017 Immigration, Upstanders
Governor Cuomo at Albany

Governor Cuomo Urged To Reject Hazardous Pipeline

Environmental activists hand delivered 51,000 petitions to Governor Cuomo’s New York City office Friday demanding he deny legal permits to a fracked-gas pipeline they say poses a threat to state residents. Members of Resist Spectra, a grassroots organization that opposes the [...]

March 18, 2017 Grassroots, News
Victory Bible church protest

Midwest Report: The Origins and Outcomes of the Olathe Shootings

Olathe is one of those Midwestern in-between places that you might drive through without thinking of were it not your destination. The town, formerly farm land about 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City, is now a blend of hemmed-in fields, [...]

March 17, 2017 Grassroots, Immigration, News
Standing Rock protesters at Grand Central

Water Protectors Bring #NoDAPL Protest to New York Subway

Water protectors from the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota took to New York’s subway system last night to protest the ongoing battle with the United States government over the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL). Protesters say construction of the pipeline [...]

March 16, 2017 Grassroots, News
Caring for one another

How to Resist Without Burning Out

It’s been fifty days since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. In that time, he has kick-started the process of dismantling the administrative state, fired multiple staffers for reasons ranging from defiance to espionage, given the green [...]

March 16, 2017 Opinion
Pride

Resistance Groups Put Pressure on NYC Pride to Allow Anti-Trump Protest

New York-based activist groups Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist are putting pressure on NYC Pride, to incorporate the anti-Trump movement into this year’s march. Last night, demonstrators attended a general membership meeting of Heritage of Pride, a non-profit organization [...]

March 14, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ, News
HOPE Volunteers

New York Volunteers Bring HOPE To Homeless Population

You see them every day. At the corner of the block. On the subway. Camped out in the park. New York City is host to many, many homeless people, over 62,000 in December 2016 – the most since the Great [...]

March 13, 2017 Upstanders