We Are New York Values



Mission: Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society: quality education and after-school programs for all our kids; guaranteed quality, affordable health care; public financing of election campaigns; dismantling racism and promoting racial justice; a more progressive tax system. We look for opportunities to accomplish big changes – not small, incremental reforms. We work to elect progressive candidates to office who are committed to these issues. Our power comes from the grassroots: people coming together to push the edge of the possible. Every new member helps bring New York and America closer to a society that works for all of us!

Website: http://citizenactionny.org
Phone: 212-523-0180
Email: canyc@citizenactionny.org

What volunteers do:

  • represent Citizen Action at coalition meetings
  • assign tasks and keep track of tasks for follow-up
  • captain buses to events, rallies, marches
  • coordinate calendar of meetings and events
  • write and distribute chants
  • cook for events
  • debrief participant volunteers
  • maintain office inventory and order
  • facilitate meetings
  • design flyers, newsletters, literature
  • keep membership list
  • press liaison
  • media research
  • take meeting minutes
  • office manager
  • captain phone banks
  • photograph events
  • watchdog/track politicians’ social media feeds
  • receptionist
  • issue research
  • meeting peacekeeper
  • social-media engagement
  • book speakers
  • spokesperson
  • coordinate visibility (banners, signs, pins, t-shirts)
  • coordinate volunteers
  • write op-eds, letters to the editor, chapter’s monthly report to Albany