Get ready for a summer of activism with GOBK's Summer Kickoff! Take immediate action with GOBK's working groups and sign up for upcoming events, trainings, canvassing, phone banks -- and join a super fun, super impactful Indivisible action with INBK (you don't want to miss it)!
339 8th Street
(wheelchair accessible, but no accessible bathroom)
Join us at our next exciting general meeting -- with special guests Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams! RSVPs are essential, so click HERE
Learn about what INBK has been up this month, and find out ways to get more involved and active. Commons Cafe has delicious food and beverages, too!
388 Atlantic Avenue
Sebastian Gorka is the Special Guest at the Republican Committee of Kings County Spring Gala in Bklyn on May 16th -- this was originally planned for the Dyker Beach Gold Club, and was subsequently cancelled there, but is still being planned SOMEWHERE in our borough. Join Fight Back Bay Ridge, the Arab Association of NY, Staten Island for Change, South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance, New York Indivisible, JFREJ, Dream Action Coalition and INBK to say #NotInMyBK at this protest!
Spread the word and RSVP HERE
Join Food and Water Watch NY at this protest. Governor Cuomo is the keynote speaker at a New York League of Conservation Voters fundraiser -- and they'll be picketing outside, calling on him to stop all new oil and gas projects and move New York to 100% renewable energy.
6-7pm at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
More info and FB Event HERE
Join INBK and Make the Road NY for drinks, snacks, a raffle AND a cake with Paul Ryan's face on it! Proceeds with support INBK and Make the Road's advocacy work to ensure we can keep the true blue wave (and GOP retirements) going in NY State through November. This will be an easy and fun way to learn about and support MRNY's incredible work advocating for immigrant communities in New York.
Join us to learn how to get involved, be part of the blue wave in 2018 and hear from another round of candidates! We’ll welcome Ross Barkan, Andrew Gounardes (running against Republican Marty Golden in Bay Ridge), Jasmine Robinson (running against IDC member Diane Savino) and Michael DeVito + Zach Emig from the race for NY-11.
The Commons has delicious food and drink for sale— all are welcome to arrive starting at 6:30 to grab some dinner or a snack before the meeting! Please help us show our support for this awesome space.
FB event and RSVP HERE
In New York, women have been excluded from the highest levels of state government. On May 1st, in the Great Hall where feminism was born, four women confront this power structure. Stephanie Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse, Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senior Advisor of the Latino Victory Fund and Former Speaker of the NYC Council, and L. Joy Williams, political strategist, President of the Brooklyn NAACP & Creator & Host of Sunday Civics, shed light on the opacity of Albany and spark transparent inclusive solutions.
Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003
Facebook event HERE
Governor Cuomo says New York is a “leader” on climate change and that it is “gross negligence” not to address climate change. He also says that he has taken “decisive action.” However, the reality is that New York is drastically behind on our renewable energy goals. Only 3% of New York’s electricity comes from wind and solar. Cars, trucks, buildings, and other sources (aside from the electric grid) make up 80% of our emissions — but we're falling behind on cutting back there, too. New York continues to be a conduit, storage, and dumping ground for the fracking industry, harming us and our neighboring states. This not only contradicts our goals but the principles of Environmental Justice, human rights, and stewardship of the Earth.
On April 23rd, join this energetic and family-friendly march and rally outside the Capitol building that will include an opportunity to participate in a civil disobedience action. This will be the largest climate rally ever directed at Cuomo in Albany. Join us in demanding that #CuomoWalkTheTalk and get New York #OffFossilFuels!
At the 92nd Street Y: Join two transformative young leaders, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and artist-poet-author Cleo Wade, when they sit down for an inspiring conversation with fellow social visionary Symone Sanders, who became Bernie Sanders’ campaign press secretary at age 25. And discover your own path to making change.
Tickets are just $20 when you sign up for XYZ, the 92Y’s young, free membership program for people in generations X,Y and Z. Tickets are $35 for everyone else. Purchase tickets here:http://bit.ly/92YAp20
Join Representatives Clarke, Velázquez, and Jeffries for a community town hall focused on organizing and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Representatives from the DCCC, Swing Left, and Indivisible Nation BK will share how communities can work together to organize to get out the vote in June. Come out to listen to your representatives and learn how you can get organized!
We have a new location for our general meetings! Starting on April 4th, INBK will be meeting at the Commons Cafe the first Wednesday of every month.
MAJOR PERK: There is food and drink! We encourage people to arrive starting at 6:30, buy some snacks or dinner (with added bonus of supporting the cafe!) and then we'll get started at 7:00 pm.
Join us to learn more about INBK, hear what our policy, electoral and communications teams have been up to and SUPER EXCITING: kickstart our 2018 endorsement process. (more info on how to become an endorsing member via our weekly email blast)
Facebook RSVP HERE
Join this rally hosted by NYC Shut It Down: the Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatter. Stephon Clark was a 22 year old Black man and father of two. He was murdered by Sacramento Police officers on March 18, 2018, in his own backyard. They shot him over 20 times claiming they thought he had a gun. He had a cell phone in his hand.
Come out if you believe this must end! Come out if you believe Stephons life mattered. Come out if you believe Black Lives Matter.
Facebook event HERE
New York can lead the nation in passing Guaranteed Healthcare for All!
Join us and HEAL NY for this impactful documentary film short, discussion and Q&A on the NY Health Act & the building momentum to pass single payer, universal healthcare here in NY.
Event is free - please RSVP: http://bit.ly/2oSqN3K
The documentary film ‘Now Is The Time’ takes a critical look at our dysfunctional health care system, makes the case for transitioning to an equitable, universal, single payer system & honors the dedicated health advocates in the grassroots movement for guaranteed healthcare for all.
Discussion & Q&A with Martha Livingston, PH.D. Professor, Chair of the Public Health dept. at SUNY Old Westbury & Vice-Chair of Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Policy, a member of the Steering Committee of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care and a serious New York Mets fan.
Dr. Livingston has researched and written on the Canadian health care system. She has advocated for national health care reform since 1992, and is an editor, with Mary E. O’Brien, M.D., of 10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care, New York: The New Press, 2008.
East Midwood Jewish Center
Grand Ballroom - 2nd Floor
1625 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn NY
Date: Sunday March 18th
Time: 3PM to 5PM
All are Welcome! Wheelchair accessible.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is Free but donations are appreciated, all contributions will go to space provided by EMJC.
For more info email: HEALNYnow@gmail.com
Forum sponsored by HEAL NY: Healthcare Equity Action League of New York and NY Senate District 17 for Progress
With support from our partners:
Indivisible Nation BK
Campaign for New York Health
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro Chapter
Send a clear message to Albany: New Yorkers want Early Voting funding in the budget!
37 other states have Early Voting and it's time that New York does, too. Governor Cuomo did his part - he put $7 million in his proposed budget just like we asked! Now we have to do our part by turning out in numbers to support keeping that funding in the state budget! We need to convince our State Reps to accept the money and include Early Voting in the final State Budget. Negotiations are going on throughout March behind closed doors in Albany, so they need to hear from us loud and clear!
Join us in NYC on Sunday, March 18th at 2pm in Foley Square to Rally for Early Voting.
We'll be joined by elected officials and our partners from the Let NY Vote Coalition. Bring your signs, bring friends and family! New York voters will be heard.
After months of protesting, multiple walk-outs and rallies across the city, and hours of advocacy, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has still not heeded the call of New York City's immigrant communities to prohibit ICE agents from entering NY Courts.
The time has come to act. This policy of continued cooperation with ICE puts our clients in danger, robs them of their right to due process, and makes the Office of Court Administration complicit in Trump's horrific mass deportation agenda.
On March 15 at 4pm in Foley Square, Legal Aid Attorneys, Public Defenders, Unions and Community Groups will come together and march to the Office of Court Administration to demand that the Chief Judge take immediate action to protect our clients!
Join Strong For All, PSC-CUNY, VOCAL-NY, NYCC, CWA District 1, the New York State Nurses Association, the National Employment Law Project, the Roosevelt Institute and the Fiscal Policy Institute this Friday March 9 at 1PM . We'll be gathering at the Stock Exchange to call for a reboot of the existing stock transfer tax as part of this year's state budget, with a particular focus on the explosion of stock buybacks in the wake of the GOP tax scam cuts we all fought together last year.
Companies That Use Their Federal #GOPTAXSCAM Windfalls to Buy Back Stock and Enrich Investors Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes in New York!
As Albany legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo work to finalize a state budget by the end of the month, we will demonstrate in support of a Stock Buy Back Transfer Tax. Corporations are using their #GOPTAXSCAM windfall to buy back stocks rather than to grow the economy. The Stock Buy Back Transfer Tax is a way to ensure that one percenters who benefit most from the new federal tax law pay their fair share in New York. A .5% transfer tax on stock buybacks could raise $2 billion a year in New York for affordable housing, healthcare and quality Kindergarten - CUNY public education.
New York State currently REBATES $14 billion a year in Stock Transfer Taxes to brokers. This is part of a campaign to reinstate part of that tax.
New York Working Families Party, along with INBK, the TrueBlue NY Coalition, NYPAN, Empire State Indivisible, NoIDC NY and others, is throwing a RALLY for our IDC challengers on March 4th. Featuring US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the 2018 Campaign Kickoff will include all the challengers running against the IDC. Register here!
Senator Hamilton claims to care about climate change. Last year, along with his IDC colleagues, he sponsored the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA), a critical piece of legislation that would commit New York State to reaching 100% renewable energy by the year 2050, while creating good jobs, and protecting the communities most vulnerable to pollution & the consequences of climate change. But Senator Hamilton and the IDC did NOTHING to ensure that it passed or even got to the senate floor for a vote. We do not have time for nominal support with no real action. We need to shift to renewables NOW.
Join INBK, 350 Brooklyn, and Empire Progressives to let Sen. Hamilton know we're paying attention and we won't accept just another cosponsorship. The IDC must get the CCPA to a vote this year.
RSVP to join our coalition advocacy day in Albany on Wednesday, February 28th! http://bit.ly/ResistanceSpeakOut
As New York State faces federal attacks from the Trump administration that stand to severely impact New Yorkers and the state’s funding, it is more important than ever that the 2018 budget holds the line against assaults from Washington. Progressive organizations from across the state are coming together to speak out in opposition to federal cuts and release a bold vision for what’s needed to advance New York’s values.
7:30am: Bus transportation from NYC
11:30am: Resistance Speak Out at the Million Dollar Staircase
Capitol Building, Albany, New York
1:00pm: Partner organizations, Members, Activists lobby and drop off progressive platform for the 2018 NYS budget to elected officials
On February 28th, partner organizations will convene the Resistance Speak Out: A Blueprint for New York’s State Budget at the Capitol in Albany and release a comprehensive progressive platform for the New York State 2018 budget.
Partner organizations (list in formation):
Callen-Lorde, Community Voices Heard, Day One, Fast Food Justice, GMHC, Housing Works, Make the Road New York, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Institute for Reproductive Health, New Leaders Council, New York Immigration Coalition, NYCET - New York Civic Engagement Table, New York State Youth Leadership Council, Planned Parenthood of New York City, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, The LGBT Center, VOCAL-NY
Wondering what we are up to this spring? Want to help plan upcoming events and meetings with elected officials?
Join us for a general meeting to hear about our incorporation an endorsement plans, new committees and new ways to get involved! We'll also plan for our advocacy on the federal and state level for the month ahead, and do some post carding.
There will be PIZZA (chipping in much appreciated).
Care about women's health and reproductive rights?
Want to take action to protect women in New York State?
Love feminist comedy? The this is the event for you! Featuring:
- NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
- Adjoa Tetteh, Sexual/Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice Advocate
- Chanel Porscia, founder of Ancient Song Doulas
- Sasheer Zamata
- Aparna Nancherla
- Maysoon Zayid
- Lizz Winstead
- Tickets are FREE but RSVP HERE