Our Recent Impact

On May 21st, with the help of The Illuminator, we projected and said the names of the 67 members we have lost due to COVID-19.

As we were #NamingTheLost, we also continued to demand a #Recovery4All. A recovery in which New York State creates a $3.5 billion Excluded Worker Fund, acts to #CancelRent, and to #FreeThemAll by releasing those at risk of contracting the virus from prisons and detention centers. 

Click here to watch the vigil we held in Corona, Queens and Brentwood, Long Island.

We released a major new report with our partner Hester Street called “Excluded in the Epicenter.” 

The report presents the results of a quantitative and qualitative survey of nearly 250 working-class immigrant, Black, and Brown New Yorkers about their experiences during this crisis.

The report reveals a dire situation for our community members’ healthcare, income, housing insecurity and education, with nine out of ten households suffering job or income loss and facing concerns about being able to pay rent! Despite the concentrated impact of the crisis in our communities, residents have been overwhelmingly excluded from government solutions. THIS is why we demand that Washington and Albany step up to deliver a #Recovery4All!

Download the full report to read stories from our members and the policy recommendations we are advancing!

On May Day, we demanded Gov. Cuomo to support a #Recovery4All!

Immigrant, Black and Brown New Yorkers led a caravan through Gov. Cuomo’s office, Times Square, and Jeff Bezo’s multi-million dollar home to make our demands clear:

Create a $3.5 billion Excluded Workers’ Fund to support those left out of the federal stimulus, by raising taxes on the 112 billionaires in New York, #CancelRent to keep tenants in their homes, and #FreeThemAll, including incarcerated and detained community members at risk due to COVID-19.

Watch our video recapping our May Day action!

Our COVID-19 Response & Emergency Fund

Our members are some of the most at risk physically and financially in this crisis. They are working in warehouses, delivering food and cleaning without safety protections– without sick time and without job security–this is not only a threat for those working but for their families and for our public health. We are providing direct support and advocating for policies that include protections and financial support for everyone including undocumented folks, sex-workers and others who are most vulnerable. To access our services and support, click here

To donate to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, click here. It will provide direct support to those who need it, and help us organize for solutions that include all of us. 

For up to date information on the crisis and our response, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED!

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, also known as the coronavirus, effective Monday, March 16th our community OFFICES WILL BE PHYSICALLY CLOSED for the time being. However, we will continue to support our community members via remote work, telephonic and web-based services, virtual classrooms, and online organizing.

En medio del brote de COVID-19, también conocido como coronavirus, a partir del lunes 16 de marzo, nuestras OFICINAS COMUNITARIAS CERRARÁN FÍSICAMENTE por el momento. Sin embargo, continuaremos apoyando a los miembros de nuestra comunidad a través de trabajo remoto, servicios telefónicos y basados ​​en la web, aulas virtuales y organización en línea. Haz clic aquí para más información en Español.

More information on how we're responding here!

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Reclaim Our Homes: Rent/Mortgage Suspension Now!

Everyday the housing crisis related to COVID-19 crisis gets worse and worse. It is impacting tenants, homeless New Yorkers, public housing residents, and

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The COVID-19 crisis and New York’s staggering inequality leaves the most vulnerable communities in unfathomable conditions. Why in an unprecedented health crisis is Governor

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Tell Amazon: Give ALL Workers 100% Paid Leave NOW and Tell Us Your Plans

As COVID-19 spreads, Amazon is again failing to protect our health – as workers, neighbors, customers – by failing to offer every person

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New York State must bring the "Protect Our Courts Act" to a vote this session!

We are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo, Speaker Carl Heastie & Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to help pass the “Protect Our Courts Act”

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New York State must fight back against corporate attacks on workers’ rights. Support the EmPIRE Act!

In New York, our communities have organized and won critical victories for workers, including a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, protections against

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New Yorkers are committed to participating in the 2020 Census!

Since 1790, the U.S. Constitution has mandated that every U.S. resident regardless of age, citizenship status, or ability to vote be counted every

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Driver’s Licenses For All Are Here!

Find the latest information, join our workshops and learn how to apply for your NY driver’s license today!

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The New York Times

2 Brothers Died of Covid-19. They’re Being Denied Their Last Wish.

More than 250 Mexican immigrants have died from the virus in the New York area. Many of them longed to be buried in their birthplace. When Javier Morales, 48, died at a hospital in Hackensack, N.J., his family decided not to tell his brother Martin right away. Martin Morales was also battling the coronavirus, and…

Buzzfeed News

An Undocumented Single Mom Couldn’t Buy Groceries, But Then People Started Donating Their Stimulus Checks

#ShareMyCheck is a crowdsourcing effort bringing relief to workers who are largely overlooked by federal, state, and local governments. When her two children asked Reyna, 38, for their favorite snack last week, her heart broke. Since the coronavirus shut down large parts of the city’s economy, her clients stopped calling upon her services as a house cleaner.…

New York Daily News

Nearly 200K taxpaying New Yorkers barred from coronavirus relief because of Republican roadblock

At least 197,000 taxpaying New Yorkers will miss out on coronavirus relief payments from the federal government because of a legislative roadblock put in place by Republicans, according to data from the state Taxation and Finance Department. The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill signed into law last month contains GOP-crafted language that makes people who…