Our Recent Impact

The most ambitious city-level climate bill passes City Council!

On April 18th, The New York City Council passed legislation to become the first city worldwide to set comprehensive and specific limits on climate pollution from large buildings, which are the city’s top source of pollution. This came as a result of a campaign Make the Road New York and many other groups organized.

At a time when our current president denounces climate change as a myth, New York City sends a strong message that climate change is real and we are doing everything we can to protect our city and make our world livable for future generations.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

JPMorgan Chase & Wells Fargo back away from financing private prisons!

On March 5th, JPMorgan Chase announced it will stop financing private prisons and immigrant detention companies! And on March 13th, Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan told House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that they are exiting their relationships with both GEO Group and Core Civic, the largest private prison corporations in the country.

This follows the incredible work of our members and allies in our Corporate Backers of Hate campaign, which has exposed abuses of private prisons and detention centers and calling on banks to stop financing them.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Westchester signs order to provide language access for immigrants!

On March 5th, Westchester County Executive, George Latimer signed an Executive Order that requires all County agencies to provide translation and interpretation, ensuring equal access to services for thousands of its residents who are not yet proficient in English.

This makes Westchester County one of the first suburban counties in the U.S. to enact such a progressive language access policy. Starting today, Westchester speaks our language!

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

People power beats world’s richest man! #NoAmazonNYC

On February 14, Amazon canceled its plans to build a headquarters in our city! This comes after much organizing work by us and others who strongly opposed this terrible deal.

This announcement is a landmark victory for our communities and shows the power of the people, even when taking on the world’s richest man. Our members and allies stood firm against Governor Cuomo’s plan to give away more than $3 billion in taxpayer giveaways so that Amazon could force its empire on our neighborhoods.

Our community’s power prevented a very toxic relationship for our New York City. ¡Sí se pudo!

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

We broke ground on our landmark community center!

On February 7, Make the Road New York broke ground on our new landmark Make the Road Center in Queens!

We gathered with community members, elected officials, partners, and supporters to celebrate the building of our permanent home— the first place of its kind in New York City.

The 24,000 square foot, 3-story building will give us the space and resources to increase our impact. It will be a beacon of hope signifying the dignity and worth of every immigrant, and an unequivocal statement that we are here to stay, stronger than ever.

Click here to learn more about this campaign.

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City & State NY

The Pride Watch List

One goal in creating our innaugural Pride Power 50 list was to celebrate diversity, but it’s also worth noting that the people on it are predominantly white and male, with only one transgender person making the cut – an imbalance that simply reflects reality. We sought to balance that by presenting an additional – and more…

Newsweek

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against ‘Racist’ Trump Administration for ‘Weaponizing’ 2020 Census Against Immigrants

On behalf of a handful of immigrant rights’ groups, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it had filed suit against the Trump administration over a new census question that asks respondents about U.S. citizenship. The lawsuit stems from the Department of Commerce’s March announcement that it would be asking respondents to the 2020…

The Nation

Claudia Gómez González Wasn’t Killed by a Rogue Border Agent—She Was Killed by a Rogue Agency

The killing of Claudia Patricia Gómez González on May 23 by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent has sparked outrage across the United States. Gómez Gonzalez, a 20-year-old immigrant from Guatemala, embodied the aspirations of so many who come to this country: Trained as a forensic accountant, she left her homeland because she wanted…