Tomorrow morning, 150 Make the Road NY members are set to travel to Albany to deliver our demands to Governor Hochul and legislative leaders. Our message: real safety lies in investing in Black, brown, immigrant and working class communities.
It is the first time since 2020 that our annual Democracy Day will take place in Albany. We’re thrilled to be able to gather there to rally, and meet with legislators, across the Capitol to deliver our state budget and policy demands in person.
At the rally and throughout the day of action, directly impacted tenants, excluded workers, and students will share their stories. They will highlight the urgent need to pass policies that support immigrants and working-class communities of color, including:
- Coverage for All to expand immigrants’ access to health care;
- The Unemployment Bridge Program to ensure all New Yorkers can access unemployment benefits;
- Ensuring permanent Good Cause protections for all tenants to stop excessive rent increases and keep people in their homes;
- Taxing the rich to invest in our New York;
- Increasing adult literacy education funding to serve more students;
- The Solutions Not Suspensions Act to stop the school-to-prison pipeline; and
- The Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act to safeguard the rights of sex workers.
This year marks our 15th annual Democracy Day action and our 25th year of organizing in New York. Our members have been leading Democracy Day actions since 2008.
We can’t wait to gather in person, in community, as we continue to build power for immigrant and working class New Yorkers.