This past Christmas, Yimy Aldair Benitez Lopez, a 25-year-old Long Island resident and asylum-seeker from Honduras, was set to complete their gender transition and celebrate their life living fully as a woman.

However, on November 7, 2019, Yimy was detained by ICE outside of criminal court and instead spent Christmas in ICE custody in Hudson County Correctional Facility, where they remain to this day.

Since they were taken into immigration detention in early November, Yimy has had to stop taking gender-affirming hormones for their own safety, undoing much of the progress they had made towards living as their full self.

Sign the petition to demand that ICE #FreeYimy immediately.

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Since 1790, the U.S. Constitution has mandated that every U.S. resident regardless of age, citizenship status, or ability to vote be counted every ten years.

The Census is critical because a full, fair count helps ensure that our communities get the resources and representation we need–for schools, health care, roads, and more! Our participation will help shape who has power in this country for the next 10 years.

Sign the pledge to participate in the upcoming #2020Census and we’ll send you periodic reminders in the coming months.

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Did you know that workplaces that pay people in tips are getting away with paying New Yorkers LESS THAN the minimum wage?

Restaurant servers, bussers, hosts, bartenders, car washers, and nail salon techs have rallied to end the subminimum wage that keeps them in poverty. To make game-changing progress for 400,000 New York residents who live off tips, we need to outnumber the corporate fat cats.

Sign our petition to Governor Cuomo to voice your support for One Fair Wage for tipped earners in New York!

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Abby Rider

Aliadxs member and monthly donor


"The 2016 election forced me to re-evaluate whether my time and money were truly aligned with my values. Now, as a Make the Road NY monthly donor and Aliadxs member, I get to provide hands-on support and invest in the essential work they do daily. MRNY is unique because it enables allies like me to amplify grassroots power and community in concrete ways."

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