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Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 1:03 PM

Not a Goodbye, but a See You Around

Friend, The rumors are true. After 10 years as the Executive Director of NYCC, I am stepping down from the role. And I want to invite you to celebrate with me at our annual gala on May 26th! RSVP Here I took over NYCC 10 years ago on the eve of the first fast food strikes …
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 10:50 AM

You’re Invited! Fight Climate Change & Dance With Us

Dear Friend, I don't need to tell you that the climate crisis is getting worse. I also don't need to tell you that when thinking about a problem as big as climate change, it may seem easier to hide than act. But here at New York Communities for Change, we decided to act. Bec…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 11:20 AM

Meet Our Special Honorees for This Year's Summertime Gala

Dear Friend, Have you met our special honorees for this year's gala? Check them out below! RSVP Here Our special honorees this year include: Actor/activists Zazie Beetz & David Rysdahl, who, despite their traveling schedules, have been actively involved in our climate…
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 11:20 AM

On this Earth Day, learn about our Hempstead Community Garden

Dear Friend, Launched in 2015, New York Communities Organizing Fund's 2,400 square foot garden in the heart of Hempstead, NY -- one of the lowest income communities on Long Island -- provides fresh produce for 200 food insecure families each year. At this year’s annual gala…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Our Summertime Gala on 5/26

Dear Friend, In case you missed our big announcement! Check it out below Save the Date! Thursday, May 26th, 6-9pm Featuring Special Honorees... Zazie Beetz & David Rysdahl Climate Emergency Fund NYCC Hempstead Community Garden Co-Founders We will also share some exciting…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 11:31 AM

SAVE THE DATE: Our Summertime Gala on 5/26

Save the Date! Thursday, May 26th, 6-9pm Featuring Special Honorees... Zazie Beetz & David Rysdahl Climate Emergency Fund NYCC Hempstead Community Garden Co-Founders We will also share some exciting news that you won't want to miss. With DJ and dancing, drinks, food, and …
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 12:53 PM

Ana Maria for New York

Running for Lieutenant Governor alongside Jumaane Williams, Ana Maria Archila is taking her fight to Albany. We're proud to stand with her. Dear Friend, Ana Maria Archila has been fighting for New York’s working-class communities of color for decades. Now she’s taking the fig…
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
March 5, 2022 at 2:22 PM

The Truth About New York's Predatory Court Fees

Dear Friend, If you are one of millions of New Yorkers living paycheck-to-paycheck, paying just one traffic ticket could mean missing rent, going without healthcare, or living without basic necessities. If you can’t afford to pay a fine or fees, you risk losing your driver’s l…
Alicé Nascimento, NYCC · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Citigroup: fueling war AND killing the planet.

World War 3 & climate catastrophe, divesting from fossil fuels would be a meaningful step towards averting both. Friend, This is a scary time. The world is inching towards World War 3 and heading full speed ahead towards climate catastrophe. Divesting from fossil fuels wo…
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
February 4, 2022 at 7:10 PM

Join us February 8th

On Feb. 8, the People's Campaign for Parole Justice, a statewide grassroots coalition, will hold its second annual Parole Justice is Racial Justice (Virtual) Advocacy Day and we’re asking EVERYBODY to come. Friend, On Feb. 8, the People's Campaign for Parole Justice, a statewi…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 2:24 PM

People's Governor or Evictor-in-Chief

In June, will New York elect an evictor-in-chief? Or a champion of the people? Dear Friend, Will New York elect an evictor-in-chief? Or a champion of the people? New York Communities for Change is proud to stand with Jumaane Williams for Governor and I hope you will too! Click…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Can we count on you in 2022?

Dear Friend, Even though we’ve had more victories this year than I could have imagined, it hasn’t been an easy year. But because of the unwavering support of our members and individual donors like you, we’re still standing. In spite of the best efforts of our enemies, we we…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
December 20, 2021 at 7:12 PM

An unprecedented record

Yuh-Line Niou has an unprecedented record of fighting the political power structure on behalf of working-class families. Her unwavering support in the State Assembly made strengthening the rent laws Dear Friend, Yuh-Line Niou has an unprecedented record of fighting the polit…
Pete Sikora · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 9:02 PM

We WON! NYC Set to Ban Gas Use in New Buildings

Dear Friend, New York City Council voted this afternoon to enact a gas ban on new construction. This is a MASSIVE victory and a major step away from fossil fuels. Read the NYTimes coverage here. In case you missed our message from last week, we have been organizing towards th…
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
December 9, 2021 at 5:04 PM

Help keep our Hempstead Community Garden alive this winter!

Dear Friend, Did you know? In the heart of Hempstead, New York—one of the lowest income communities on Long Island—we manage a 2,400 square foot community food garden that provides fresh produce for 200 food insecure families each year, while teaching local K-12 youth how to …
Pete Sikora · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 8:21 PM

We WON! NYC Set to Ban Gas Use in New Buildings

Dear Friend, Late last night, negotiations for legislation banning gas hookups in new buildings in New York City concluded. And we won. New York City will soon ban the use of gas in new construction. This huge win fights climate change, creates jobs, and cuts air pollution. Th…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 12:33 AM

It's not too late to take action to stand alongside all New Yorkers!

Dear Friend, In case you missed our message from the holiday weekend, read below to see what step you can take TONIGHT on Giving Tuesday to stand alongside all New Yorkers. It's never too late to take action for a better New York that works for all of us. On this holida…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
November 27, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Here’s what you can do this holiday to fight alongside all New Yorkers!

Dear Friend, On this holiday weekend, thousands and thousands of New Yorkers who applied for relief funding from New York State await their pending requests. Due to the significant demand from working class New Yorkers, the State has stopped accepting new applications. Gov…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 2:03 PM

Here’s how we spent your donations in 2021

Friend, We could not have gone through this year without your support. From everyone on our team and in our communities, we thank you sincerely for standing with us. Happy holidays from ours to yours! Sent via ActionNetwork.org. To update your email addres…
Lucas Sánchez, NYCC · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 4:33 PM

Communities Not Cages

Will you join me on Nov. 17th at 12pm for statewide rallies to launch Communities Not Cages, a new campaign to end mass incarceration and overhaul New York’s racist and draconian sentencing laws? Dear Friend, Will you join me on Nov. 17th at 12pm for statewide rallies to lau…
Lucas Sánchez, NYCC · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Vote Yes on 1, 3 & 4

This fall, New Yorkers can VOTE YES on three statewide ballot propositions for a stronger democracy while dramatically increasing our freedom to vote. Every New Yorker should have a say: Dear Friend, This fall, New Yorkers can VOTE YES on three statewide ballot propositions f…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 11:50 AM

Check us out at MoMA PS1! On view through January 2022

Dear Friend, From October 22, 2021 through January 3, 2022, we will be part of the Homeroom installation at Museum of Modern Arts PS1—curated by Nuevayorkinos, featuring our friends at Fund Excluded Workers coalition. Homeroom centers on the hunger strikers, organizers, and de…
Lucas Sanchez, NYCC · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 5:29 PM

Response Requested: WFP 2022 Vision

With the 2022 gubernatorial and state elections and legislative session coming up, New York Communities of Change is partnering with the New York Working Families Party to launch a Vision 2022​ survey to hear from New Yorkers across the state. Friend— With the 2022 gubernator…
Jonathan Westin, NYCC · [email protected]
September 27, 2021 at 2:39 PM

Today is the deadline. Please Chip In!

I just wanted to let you know about a crucial election coming up. My friend and progressive champion Jumaane Williams is running for reelection as New York City Public Advocate, and he needs our help. Dear Friend, I just wanted to let you know about a crucial election coming u…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 11:20 AM

See you TONIGHT!

Dear Friend, We've sold out the house for tonight! To all those who have donated towards our gala, we thank you. Because of your support, we are able to provide everything including transportation to the gala for our chapters throughout New York—from the Bronx to Sunset Park …
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
September 18, 2021 at 12:21 PM

See you this Thursday at our Rooftop & Block Party Gala!

THIS COMING WEEK Rooftop & Block Party Gala 2021! Thursday, September 23 6-9PM @ Honey's, 93 Scott Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237 HONORING The Fund Excluded Workers coalition hunger strikers Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes State Senator Jabari Brisport Resource Generation NY…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 11:20 AM

We are running out of tickets!

RSVP to our Rooftop & Block Party Gala today! Dear Friend, Our rooftop & block party gala is two weeks from this Thursday, and our tickets are selling fast! Do not miss your chance to reserve a ticket to the event! RSVP here. Our member leaders and our organizers hel…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 11:50 AM

In case you missed it: 3 Weeks Until Our Rooftop & Block Party Gala!

Dear Friend, Tickets to this year's rooftop & block party gala are selling fast and you won't want to miss your chance to get yours! Reserve your ticket today to our gala on Thursday, September 23, exactly THREE weeks from tonight. There will be rooftop dancing, music, …
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
September 1, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Next Thursday: open bar party celebrating the eviction moratorium extension!

Dear Friend, When we organize, we win! Eviction moratorium in New York State has been extended to January 15, 2022, and an additional $30 million has been won for rent relief. We will be celebrating with Housing Justice for All coalition next Thursday, September 9th at Local …
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
August 26, 2021 at 11:50 AM

4 Weeks Until Our Rooftop & Block Party Gala!

Dear Friend, Tickets to this year's rooftop & block party gala are selling fast and you won't want to miss your chance to get yours! Reserve your ticket today to our gala on Thursday, September 23, exactly four weeks from tonight. There will be rooftop dancing, music, f…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 11:50 AM

In case you missed it: RSVP to our rooftop & block party gala!

Dear Friend, I'm making sure you saw our last message, where we shared the story of Sixta Leon, a leader of the Fund Excluded Workers campaign. Will be out of town? You can still support us by donating! Tickets this year are limited, so don't wait to reserve your ticket. W…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
August 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Meet Sixta Leon, a Fund Excluded Workers leader

Dear Friend, Our galas aren’t like other galas. It’s a block party, and not a sit-down dinner. And our honorees are not the rich and the powerful, but movement leaders who risk their lives for the fight for justice. RSVP here before our limited tickets run out! One of…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Don't forget to RSVP! Limited tickets only

Dear Friend, We're making sure you saw our message from the weekend. Our gala this year will have limited tickets due to the pandemic, so don't wait to reserve yours - or they will run out! RSVP Here Dear Friend, On September 23rd, we will be honoring a number of movement…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
August 10, 2021 at 6:16 PM

Governor Hochul: Extend the Eviction Moratorium

Dear Friend, Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned. In 14 days, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will take over as Governor. Andrew Cuomo has been the single biggest obstacle to protecting tenants who are still struggling to survive as the the pandemic rages on. We demand t…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
August 7, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Meet one of this year's honorees: Ana Ramirez

Dear Friend, On September 23rd, we will be honoring a number of movement leaders who helped win transformative victories for all New Yorkers this past year. RSVP Here! Limited tickets only. One of them is Ana Ramirez—lead hunger striker of the Fund Excluded Workers coalition …
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
August 1, 2021 at 4:03 PM

In case you missed it: Rooftop & block party -- get your tickets today!

Dear Friend, In case you missed it - our rooftop & block party tickets are now live! Can't attend? You can still support our grassroots organizing by donating as an "Out-of-town Supporter" here. We hope to see you there! Dear Friend, Reserve your ticket here now for o…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Rooftop & block party -- get your tickets today!

Dear Friend, Reserve your ticket here now for our rooftop & block party on Thursday, September 23 at Honey’s! To celebrate the billions we helped win for excluded workers and in rent relief, we will be honoring: The Fund Excluded Workers coalition hunger strikers - Ana…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
July 17, 2021 at 1:21 PM

Save the Date! Block Party Gala 9/23

Dear Friend, A celebration is long overdue. To honor the grassroots organizers that helped win billions for excluded workers and in rent relief—we are throwing a block party this fall! Save the date and join us at 5pm on Thursday, September 23 at Honey’s located on 93…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy

This Saturday, July 17th is the one-year anniversary of Congressman John Lewis' death. He spent his life fighting for civil and voting rights. Dear Friend, This Saturday, July 17th is the one-year anniversary of Congressman John Lewis' death. He spent his life fighting for ci…
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Your NYCC Voter Guide

Election Day is just around the corner. This election will decide who will lead the city as we begin to recover from COVID-19. We must elect candidates who will make sure our communities are not left behind. Dear Friend, Election Day is just around the corner. This election w…
Jonathan Westin, NYCC · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 7:27 PM

Schumer needs to hear from you

Together, we can fight back against this voter suppression. Join our massive virtual town hall with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Attorney General Letitia James, Congressman Mondaire Jones, and Congressman Jamaal Bowman Dear Friend, Right now, states across the countr…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow-- Vote for Maya Wiley

Early voting starts tomorrow! So much is at stake with this election. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that last night our board voted to endorsed Maya Wiley for Mayor. Maya has spent her career standing up for our communities as a civil rights attorn Dear Friend, Early v…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 3:44 PM

Call Senator Schumer: Tell him you support the For The People Act

Today is a national day of action. And thousands of people from across New York are gearing up to call Sen. Schumer to ask him to make sure that the most important voting rights legislation of our time passes, and doesn’t get watered down. Friend, Today is a national day of a…
Jamie Tyberg · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Don't miss your chance to grab our limited edition "Life Everywhere" print!

Friend, For our community members and organizers, every day is Earth Day. Our member leaders, who have helped win fossil fuel divestment in both New York City and State as well as landmark legislation to cut pollution from the city's number one source, fight every day to mak…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
April 7, 2021 at 4:01 PM

WE DID IT!

Yesterday New York State passed a budget with a historic investment in our communities! And none of it would have been possible without the tireless work of our organizers, coalitions, allies in the legislature, and especially our members! Dear Friend, Yesterday New York State…
Ana Ramirez · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 5:45 PM

I am on a hunger strike

Friend, My name is Ana Ramirez and I have been on a hunger strike for the past eight days with the Coalition for Excluded Workers1. It’s very hard to go a whole week without food but as excluded workers we’ve had a lot of practice with hunger this past year. Before the pa…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 4:49 PM

NYCC Endorses Scott Stringer for Mayor

Corporate-backed candidates are consolidating the lead in the Mayor’s race. Scott has a proven progressive track record and bold plans for building more deeply affordable housing, ending the homelessness crisis,​ Friend, Last week we announced our endorsement of Scott Stringe…
Lucas Sanchez · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Did you receive your stimulus check?

Friend, COVID-19 has not impacted all communities evenly. Low income and working class communities of color have faced more medical discrimination, death, and economic hardship than anyone else. Undocumented people have been completely excluded from relief. The new stimulus…
Jonathan Westin · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 7:55 PM

A culture that supported harassment, cruelty, and deception

Yesterday, we marched on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s office to demand he cancel rent and impeach Governor Cuomo. Since then, the State assembly authorized the Judicial Committee to begin an “impeachment investigation.” We need the assembly to begin an Friend, Yesterday, we…
Fani Luna · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 4:10 PM

Back Rent, No Stimulus, No Unemployment

I owe my landlord more than $15,000 that I will never be able to pay back. Unless Governor Cuomo cancels rent, my family will lose our home. Friend, I owe my landlord more than $15,000 that I will never be able to pay back. Unless Governor Cuomo cancels rent, my family will …