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Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Profiles of MRNY
Type: Pubs & Reports

MRNY: 15 Years Fighting for Respect and Dignity 1997-2012





For 15 years, Make the Road New York (MRNY) has fought to ensure respect and dignity for immigrant, poor, and working class New Yorkers.

From our early years working to combine legal services, education, and community organizing in Jackson Heights and Bushwick, we had big dreams about what kind of city and state New York can be. And we had the audacity to believe we could build an organization with the sophistication and muscle to deliver on those dreams. Thanks to the tenacity and vision of our 12,000+ members and those who helped us along the way, MRNY has grown into a robust, multiservice powerhouse that works with tens of thousands of New York City and Long Island residents each year.

We’ve woven together the different strategies necessary to eradicate poverty. We take those tools deep into the neighborhoods where immigrants and low-income New Yorkers live and work. And we deploy those strategies at City Hall, in Albany, and on the national scene to win organizing victories and policy campaigns that improve the lives of hundreds of thousands.