We won our FOURTH municipal ID program in six months — and it's in Beacon! Municipal IDs are one of the most effective measures cities can implement to protect and empower undocumented people. Beacon joins Poughkeepsie, Middletown, and Kingston in unanimously voting to pass this critical protection. This victory demonstrates the incredible power we’ve built … Continue reading Our FOURTH Municipal ID!
We won our third municipal ID program in six months — and it's in Kingston! The day after our fundraising drive ended, we mobilized more than 100 people to Kingston City Hall in support of Municipal IDs and won a unanimous City Council vote to pass the law! Municipal IDs are one of the most … Continue reading We won our 3rd municipal ID! 💪
We won a Middletown Municipal ID! This victory belongs to our members and leaders — the very people who started our municipal ID campaign in Middletown more than a year ago. This victory is the culmination of tireless work and countless meetings with city council members, mobilizations to council meetings, reminder calls, and flyers too! This … Continue reading We won a Middletown Municipal ID ✊
These past weeks have been devastating — from white supremacist attacks in every shape and form to the assault of the trans community, from widespread voter suppression to the ever-growing anti-immigrant fearmongering. But we can’t be demobilized. We can’t afford paralysis. And we can’t limit our work to resisting; we need our fights to add up to … Continue reading Building the world we want
We surpassed our Immigrants Vote! campaign goal of registering 1,000 voters! But our work is not over yet. There is so much at stake in the upcoming mid-term election. In the Hudson Valley, there are several battleground races that will determine the future of New York State. These races can be decided by a couple hundred — but will impact … Continue reading 3 months: 1,067 voters registered
We are thrilled to announce that we are opening an office in Kingston, and even more importantly, that we are hiring an Ulster organizer to staff it! Our membership has been growing in Kingston since we started working there at the beginning of the year. We led a series of leadership development trainings with the … Continue reading Our newest staff person (and office, too!)
We are so excited to let you know that we are opening our third office, and it's in Kingston! We want to celebrate this milestone with you. So we're having a party to talk over drinks, dance to good music, and eat some delicious food to officially open this office with the love, joy, and community it deserves. … Continue reading Our Kingston Office!
This year has been overwhelming. The administration has dealt incredible and consistent blows to the rights of immigrants, people of color, workers, women, LGBTQ communities, and so many more. But with each blow, we’ve received a new wave of support. Our work has been pushed to grow exponentially. Over the past few months, we’ve been … Continue reading Our Mid-Year Report
It's been one month since we won the Poughkeepsie Municipal ID — and we haven't slowed down yet! We have taken on a new voter registration project, advanced our municipal ID campaigns in five cities across the Hudson Valley, and traveled across the country to strengthen our movement for justice. As the legendary organizer Ella … Continue reading We who believe in freedom
Poughkeepsie becomes first city in US to create municipal ID with Republican mayor in office Poughkeepsie, NY — As protests against ICE and the separation of immigrant families continue across the country and calls to #AbolishICE go mainstream, it’s not always clear what policy can be done at the local level to support the undocumented. … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE