Everyday the housing crisis related to COVID-19 crisis gets worse and worse. It is impacting tenants, homeless New Yorkers, public housing residents, and homeowners across the State.
Housing is healthcare. An eviction moratorium is the first step, but right now it’s critical that every New Yorker is safely housed, especially those who are currently without homes or most in danger of losing their homes due to loss of income. We are calling on Governor Cuomo and state legislative leaders to implement an immediate suspension of rent, mortgage, and utility payments, a full moratorium on evictions/foreclosures– for renters and homeowners, and investment in safe, affordable housing for every New Yorker.
Sign the petition to #CancelRent now!Take Action!
The COVID-19 crisis and New York’s staggering inequality leaves the most vulnerable communities in unfathomable conditions. Why in an unprecedented health crisis is Governor Cuomo pushing for cuts to MEDICAID and threatening to reject federal relief funding?
While the rich and famous get tested and treated, working people are losing jobs, health insurance and have no safety net. We need the Governor, the State Senate, and the Assembly to change course on the budget and commit to NO MEDICAID CUTS and to RAISE REVENUE BY TAXING THE RICH. We’re all in this together. And we all need BUDGET JUSTICE!
Sign the petition calling for budget justice!Take Action!
As COVID-19 spreads, Amazon is again failing to protect our health – as workers, neighbors, customers – by failing to offer every person who works there 100% paid leave to stay home if they need to, and by failing to tell us what their plans are if COVID-19 disrupts their operations. Current research suggests that COVID-19 can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours and on plastic for up to three days. As a trillion-dollar corporation, owned by the richest person on the planet, Amazon can and should put public health before their own profits and market share. It’s dangerous and wrong that Amazon hasn’t made it easier for people to stay home nor told us – workers, customers, small-business sellers, and neighbors – what to expect if Amazon workers or facilities are exposed to COVID-19. We deserve better – join us in telling CEO Jeff Bezos what Amazon must do right now.Take Action!
We are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo, Speaker Carl Heastie & Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to help pass the “Protect Our Courts Act” for our communities this legislative session.
Background: Protect Our Courts Act (POCA) has been on third reading since May 30th 2019, which means that it is ready to go for a floor vote. With revisions to the legislation completed, growing public support and majority support for the bill in both houses, and the ongoing arrests of New Yorkers outside of NYS courthouses, it’s imperative for New York State to bring the legislation to a vote as soon as possible.
Call Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie & Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins to express your support for the Protect Our Courts Act!Take Action!
In New York, our communities have organized and won critical victories for workers, including a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, protections against sexual harassment and pay discrimination, and groundbreaking new rights for farmworkers and domestic workers.
But lawbreaking corporations who tried to block our progress haven’t given up. These companies have found a way to thwart the laws they don’t like: by forcing New Yorkers to sign arbitration clauses. Over half of New Yorkers have unwillingly signed away our rights to go before a judge or jury when companies break the law. And because the Department of Labor is too underfunded and weak to address all violations, companies are free to exploit their workers without consequences. As a result of New York’s enforcement crisis, companies steal almost $3 billion from hardworking New Yorkers every year, in the form of wage theft.
Support the Empowering People in Rights Enforcement Act and restore accountability for lawbreaking corporations.Take Action!
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.Take Action!
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