A number of clergy members as well as activists from Make the Road NY and other progressive groups have arrived at the Capitol to demonstrate in favor of an increase in the state’s minimum wage, an item that according to state leaders on both sides of the issue seems unlikely to be taken up in the waning days of this year’s session.
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.