New York Events and Resources

RESOURCES:
From the Advocacy Insitute: Interactive Legislator Maps
 
From TrueBlue: Legislative Scorecard (attached)
 
Crowdsourced: list of known actions in Albany in the coming weeks. Please share out actions and add your own!
 
EVENTS:
ongoing: Let NY Vote
Make a call for voting rights
Passing historic voting reform on DAY 1 is a strong message from our legislators that this is just the beginning of creating a better democracy for NY. Call to say thanks & tell them you look forward to working together on more reforms this year. Call info at
 
1/19 – Join We Make America at Women’s March NY
Join us. We have great, vibrant props to share and always have a ton of fun.
9 am prompt
70th Street and Amsterdam Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/325503358063905/
[email protected]
 

10 AM
12th Street and the National Mall• 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Washington D.C., DC 20001

It’s time to march again. The 2017 Women’s March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency, two years of training new activists, and two years of building power. And this time, we’re coming back with an agenda.
 
1/19 – Women’s March Alliance
11 AM 72nd and Columbus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1823403231077663/
 
1/19 – Women’s Unity Rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/474978316321355/
Women’s March NYC and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) are excited to announce that we will co-chair the 2019 Women’s Unity Rally in New York City. Women’s March NYC is the OFFICIAL NYC chapter of Women’s March — part of the national & global movement.
 
1/22 (and every Tuesday) – Democracy Tuesdays in Albany for Let NY Vote and Fair Elections
contact: Jonah Minkoff-Zern <[email protected]>

After years of work, New Yorkers just won major electoral reform victories in Albany!! This is just the beginning. To create a stronger democracy in NY, we will be fighting for more voting rights reforms and comprehensive campaign finance reform, including the passage of a small donor matching system to fight big money in our elections. Come join us every week as we hold signs and lobby and engage legislators in support of election reforms. Let’s make sure our voices ring loud and make 2019 the year we fix New York’s broken democracy.
 
1/20 – Virginia Voter Education Postcards
One of the main reasons people don’t vote in local elections is that they lack information. We can fix this problem ahead of Virginia’s November election if we engage voters now! Join us to write postcards to Virginia voters.
Sunday, January 20, 2-5 pm (Lower East Side); 3-6 pm (Upper East Side); 
Sign up here
 

1/23 – 2019 End AIDS Legislative Awareness Day

10 AM – 3 PM
New York State Capitol

1/23 – CTC Advanced Leaders Training for Experienced Deep Canvassers.
6:30 – 8:30 pm. Brooklyn Location TBD. 
Changing the Conversation Together (CTC) is dedicated to opposing hate politics, upholding basic decency, and defending the checks and balances that are critical to democracy. If you are experienced with deep canvassing, the Advanced Leaders Training will be a great opportunity to warm up our canvassing skills, debrief a bit about our 2018 successes, and try out the new script for our 1/27 canvass. For more information: [email protected]

1/24 – Progressive Karaoke
Save the date for progressive karaoke night! Invite your friends. All are welcome! RSVP here.  
 
1/24 – Virginia Voter Education Postcards
One of the main reasons people don’t vote in local elections is that they lack information. We can fix this problem ahead of Virginia’s November election if we engage voters now! Join us to write postcards to Virginia voters.
Thursday, January 24, 6:30-8:30 pm (Chelsea)
Sign up here
 
1/26 – Virginia Voter Education Postcards
One of the main reasons people don’t vote in local elections is that they lack information. We can fix this problem ahead of Virginia’s November election if we engage voters now! Join us to write postcards to Virginia voters.
Saturday, January 26, 2-4 pm (East Village)
Sign up here
1/26 – Read and Resist: Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger: Rebecca Traister
Read and Resist is a monthly resistance book club. 
Noon – 2 PM
Manhattan LGBT Center – Room 201a
Reply-back channel: [email protected]gmail.com
Free to attend
 
1/27 – CTC Training and Canvass on Staten Island.
10 am – 5 pm. We’ll be revisiting Staten Island voters to learn how they voted in the midterm, feel about their vote today, and think about voting into the future. We’ve analyzed a lot of data, and need at-the-door feedback to close the circle so you’ll be providing critical feedback while honing your canvassing craft for 2020 and other canvassing endeavors! Never canvassed before: Arrive at 10AM for full training. Seasoned canvasser? Arrive at Noon to work with the new script. We’ll have lunch together, canvass for 3 hours, and come together for a de-brief at the end of the day. Register for the canvass here.
 
Register to attend the 2019 Hep C Elimination Legislative Awareness Day  to deman New York State implement the policies that are necessary to eliminate the virus. Rally and meet with legislators to demand funding for testing, prevention, linkage-to-care, and cure!

We can get the Climate & Community Protection Act (CCPA) for a 100% renewable New York passed in 2019. The CCPA will invest in our communities hit first and worst by climate change and make sure that we create hundreds of thousands of good, green jobs for our state.

9 AM – 4 PM
New York State Capitol
 

It’s time to reject the big-money status quo and make people the most important currency in Albany. We must protect and expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker and pass comprehensive campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

New York State Capitol

Sign up here

 
We pledge to create a 2019 NYC Stonewall 50 Human Rights and Social Justice March with the following vision:
1) A celebration of the hard fought victories of the last half century
2) A commitment to the ongoing fight for LGBTQIATS+ rights worldwide
3) A march that highlights the most marginalized members of our community
4) A protest that recognizes the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion
5) A march that anyone can join, including from the sidewalks – everyone will have an equal place
Location TBD
Reply-back channel: [email protected]gmail.org
Free to attend
 
The NYC Trump Is Not Above the Law Coalition stands ready to defend the rule of law. Together, we joined nearly 500 demonstrations nationwide on November 8th, 2018, marching from Times Square to Union Square to challenge Whitaker’s appointment and raise awareness of this President’s challenge to the Constitution. Now, we stand ready to march again if red lines are crossed.
Date and time TBD
Location TBD