In 2011, Make the Road New York (MRNY) experienced unprecedented growth, expansion and achievement. We won significant victories at the City level, passing several new laws to protect students, tenants and immigrant families. And, we expanded our impact statewide, both through innovative policy making and geographically.
Our membership now includes more than 10,000 dues-paying individuals and 150 small businesses. Through our a new center in Brentwood, the heart of Long Island’s immigrant community, we recruited 400 new members and mobilized 9,000 voters in the November elections, increasing electoral participation in county elections by 23%. More than 13,000 people actively participated with MRNY by speaking at public hearings and press conferences, attending community meetings and rallies, and joining large events like MRNY’s Democracy Day and our 2nd Annual Walk for Immigrant New York, in which walkers also raised $75,000 in small donations.
Through the power of our collective voice, MRNY is making lasting changes that move New York—and our country—forward.