Community Power and Spirit Make MRNY's Annual Community Assembly a Huge Success!
Make the Road New York Staff
/ Make the Road New York
On Saturday March 5th, close to 1,000 low-income and working class New Yorkers from Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island came together for MRNY's Third Annual Community Assembly.
The spirited crowd chanted and cheered as MRNY leaders Olga Reyes and Jose Rosales led a program that featured MRNY leaders and highlighted MRNY's 2011 policy priorities.
Many elected officials and allies came out to hear from our members, support our campaigns, and commit to taking action to achieve our shared goals of creating a more equitable New York State. Click the links below to see our top officials pledge their support:
New York State Assembly Members Carl Heastie, Guillermo Linares and Francisco Moya
NYC Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Jimmy Van Bramer and Gail Brewer
Throughout the day, we witnessed inspiring performances by singers and MRNY's very own theater troupe, representing the creativity and the cultural diversity of MRNY's membership base.
Together, we amplified the voices and policy concerns of thousands of low-income New Yorkers. We are looking forward to working together to make our vision a reality. Thanks to all of our supporters who make our work possible!
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.