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Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road NY
Subject: Featured
Type: Pubs & Reports

2018 Annual Report



Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. We have over 23,000 members and five vibrant community centers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.


This year, as attacks against our communities escalated, we continued to insist on hope and humanity.

We shared our stories, often at great personal risk. We wrote dozens of op-eds, mobilized tens of thousands into the streets, and got Know Your Rights materials into the hands of many more. On Election Day, our nonpartisan civic engagement program got community members to the polls in record numbers, paving the way for a more just and fair New York.

We demanded a path to citizenship for immigrant youth without beefed-up immigration enforcement, and mobilized against family separation, both at the border and in New York. We responded rapidly to ICE raids, helping win the release of countless community members, like Brooklyn grandparents Margarito and Concepcion Silva.

Our youth-led programs reduced school suspensions and increased college-going, and our organizing campaigns won major victories, from divestment of state pension funds in private detention centers, to local policies that protect immigrants from federal enforcement.

We expanded our base and our services, by opening a new office in Westchester.

In the face of countless challenges, we stood united for our communities and our families. We are here to stay, stronger than ever.

Download our 2018 Annual Report here.