By Jilly Edgar

The Civilian Climate Corps is up for debate in Congress and these are the terms: in the Senate, Chuck Schumer and progressives have settled on a $30 billion initiative that will be funded through the existing AmeriCorps program. In the House, Democrat leaders are unwilling to spend…


By Jilly Edgar

Photo by Taylor Sinkiewicz

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Ida accomplished two major tasks. First, it decimated New York City’s ancient and crumbling infrastructure, killing at least 13 people in the city and destroying countless homes and businesses. Shortly afterwards, it changed a few important people’s minds about climate change. Since…


By Hillary McDonald

Even before considering a life in office, Sandy Nurse’s name had become synonymous in her district with community organizing and activism. Born in Panama, Nurse is an Afro-Latina woman raised by a single mother who served in the military. Due to the travel that accompanies a military…


By Jacqueline Sharry

Tiffany Caban is a 33-year-old queer Latina who grew up in Richmond Hill. Raised by an elevator mechanic and a domestic worker, she is a former public defender, political organizer and activist. Her personal experiences growing up in an overpoliced, under-resourced community and exposure to violence, mental…


By Jami Price

Jaslin Kaur is a socialist and community organizer. Born and raised in Eastern Queens, she is running for city council to fight for her community. Jaslin was inspired to run when she experienced first-hand the effects of poor city management and neglect for working class New Yorkers…


By Eden Gordon

Born and raised in Soundview, Amanda Farias is a seasoned community organizer and a beloved community member who is running to represent the Bronx’s 18th district on the New York City Council.

Farias has long been committed to serving her community and sparking real change, and she…


By Megan Blissick

Shahana Hanif is a Kensington-born-and-raised daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants and a former P.S. 230 and Brooklyn College graduate. …


By Jenna Tipaldo

When one thinks about transformative climate action in New York City, the City Comptroller may not be the first person to come to mind as a key player. …


By Victoria Leigh Morales

When she speaks to her neighbors from atop a hill at Sunset Park, Alexa Avilés is in her element. Her event, the Rally for Our Fair Share, is full of vibrant music and exciting conversations as we wait for a thrilling lineup of speakers, like Representative…


By Jenna Tipaldo

As a daughter of working class immigrants, Felicia Singh understands that our current system does not work for working class families. Singh’s family was impacted by the taxi medallion crisis that has impacted thousands of immigrants across the city such that they are hundreds of thousands of…

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