Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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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
New York State Senate

New York’s Rogue Senators Show Up Democrat’s Shortcomings

Unless you are an avid follower of New York politics, you might not have heard of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) until very recently. In fact, it has only been since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January this year that a spotlight [...]

June 4, 2017 Opinion
Brad Hoylman

New York State Senator Hoylman: It Will Take a Woman to Fix Albany

Brad Hoylman, New York state senator for the 27th district, has commended the work of local activist groups that have formed in New York in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. The state senator, whose district encompasses a broad swathe of Manhattan, [...]

June 3, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
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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
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
IDC Protest

Constituents Protest Rogue New York Democrat Diane Savino Over IDC Membership

Staten Island residents and members of New York-based activist group Rise and Resist demonstrated outside State Senator Diane Savino’s office on Friday in protest of her affiliation with the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). Up to 20 of Savino’s constituents and activists [...]

March 11, 2017 Democratic Party, 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
Dan Sherrell

Climate Change Activists Urge Democrats to Back Bill

NY Renews, a climate advocacy movement, will call on New York State lawmakers to lead the fight for environmental protections under the Trump presidency at a meeting on Thursday night in Manhattan. The movement, made up of one hundred community groups, climate [...]

December 8, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
New York Senate Chamber

Progressives Demand Cuomo Unify New York Democrats

A coalition of progressive groups will rally at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office today at 13:00 ET to demand he take immediate action to put the State Senate under Democratic majority control. State-wide elections on November 8 yielded the Democrats [...]

December 7, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News