In what we expected to be one of our quieter months, December ended up being full of work across our campaigns for utility justice and immigration justice, planning for a powerful year ahead, and running our most successful fundraising drive yet. So here's our last update for the year! Demanding a Clean DREAM Act and … Continue reading Last Update of 2017
As a member of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), we are heading to DC on Wednesday, Dec. 6th for a national mobilization to call for a clean DREAM Act and TPS protections. Along with fellow member organizations of the NYIC, we will be turning out supporters, members, and allies from across New York state. Our … Continue reading We’re Going to DC to Demand a Clean DREAM Act Now!
This year, we’ve started a campaign for immigration justice. And in this newsletter, we wanted to tell you a little bit more about what our campaign looks like, what we are fighting for, and what we’ve been getting up to. But first — we’re heading to DC! As a member of the New York Immigration … Continue reading Get to Know Our Campaign for Immigration Justice
We are happy to announce that our new Community Organizer is our former member-leader Alfredo Pacheco! Alfredo has lived in the Hudson Valley since 1989, and he was an undocumented immigrant until March of this year. The profound injustice Alfredo experienced over the past 27 years spurred him to start organizing. This is his first … Continue reading Introducing a new staff member!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m an immigrant from Mexico, who’s been living here for 27 years. I’ve seen so much injustice around and I’ve always wanted to do something different than what I do, something that makes me happy about living in this world, and finally I got into this … Continue reading An Interview With Our New Community Organizer — Alfredo Pacheco
**En Español abajo** It was a busy summer here at Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson — from hiring a new lead organizer, building our membership in three new cities, funding paid internships for three high school students, holding our first organizational retreat with our new leaders, and saying goodbye to some of our co-founders, to finally getting … Continue reading ¡Our first bilingual eNewsletter : Nuestro primer boletín bilingüe!
Will you help us stop Central Hudson from increasing their rates again? Speak out against another rate hike at the public hearings that will help determine whether or not Central Hudson is able to increase their rates by up to 18%. Show up wearing red to say STOP the hike. Poughkeepsie Town Hall 3pm & 7pm on Tuesday, … Continue reading Not Another Rate Hike: Stop Central Hudson
In December 2015, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson successfully petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), the state’s utility regulator, to conduct a public investigation into the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp for possible illegal shutoffs and racial discrimination. Over the last 20 months, our members submitted official testimony to the PSC, spoke out in the media, created a policy … Continue reading Victory! Central Hudson reducing shutoffs: in total, of POC, and during winter
Our new Lead Organizer is Ignacio Acevedo! He starts this week. A formerly undocumented immigrant, Ignacio came to the Hudson Valley from Mexico in 1990. The oppression Ignacio faced as an undocumented Latinx immigrant, and the oppression of the Latinx community he saw, first brought him to organizing. With Ignacio's relationships, skills, and experiences, Nobody … Continue reading 1 New Lead Organizer, 9 New Cities
We hope you are enjoying the start to the Summer. Catch up with what we've been up to over the past two months and some of what we'll be doing over the next couple of weeks. Join Our Fundraising Team? Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is holding our Summer Fundraising Drive from July 17th to August 7th. Will you join … Continue reading Catch up with NLMH’s Summer