Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Upstander

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Universal healthcare

From Dream To Reality: Single-Payer Healthcare in New York Is Within Reach

It’s an idea whose time has come. In fact it’s an idea whose time came a long, long time ago across much of the western world. That idea is single-payer healthcare: a system that provides universal, free-at-the-point-of-need care where the [...]

June 5, 2017 Opinion
Rally + Rise

Q&A: ‘Rally + Rise’ Founder On The New Activism

New York-based activist group Rally + Rise stands out in a city crowded with like-minded organizations for its bare bones approach to community organizing. Instead of pummeling would-be volunteers with lengthy call sheets and time-consuming meetings, the group asks New [...]

April 5, 2017 Upstanders
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
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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