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Make the Road NY’s Dignity, Community & Power 2022 NYC Platform

This year, Make the Road NY has once again released a set of policies for the Adams administration and City Council to prioritize to ensure the safety and well-being of immigrant and working-class communities across New York City.

As New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be essential for city leadership to truly center community safety by investing in safe, affordable housing for those New Yorkers most in need, stabilize the incomes of our workers earning low wages by protecting them from arbitrary firings, invest in our communities, and more.

Read our NYC platform here.

*NEW* Report: Covid-19 Impact on Household Cleaners

In this report, we present data from a survey of household cleaners in NYC and Westchester conducted between March 2021 and June 2021. As part of the Safe and Just Cleaners research project, we explored our study participants’ rates of Covid-19 cases, the economic and social impact of the pandemic and longitudinal changes in mental and physical health outcomes.

With this data, it’s clear our state leadership must pass and implement the Coverage for All legislation, establish a permanent unemployment program for excluded workers, and replenish the Excluded Workers Fund.

Read the full report here.

Respect and Dignity for All: 2022-23 State Policy Platform

The communities we represent and serve have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our 2022-23 state policy platform centers on smart solutions to mitigate the coronavirus’s impact while working to address underlying inequalities and improve the lives of immigrant, Black, and brown families across New York State.

In our 2022-23 state policy platform, we offer concrete policies that, if passed and enacted, would help ensure that all New Yorkers are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Read our full 2022-23 State Policy Platform here.

A New Home of Strength & Dignity

Make the Road New York is building a permanent home in Queens, NY. This 3-story, 24,000 sq foot landmark community center will more than double our space for frontline services.

It will be a place of safety and strength that says: We are Here to Stay. Our new home will stand as a statewide beacon of hope and power for current and future generations.

Construction is currently underway and we will open our doors in 2022!

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The #Coverage4All legislation has been voted out of the Senate and Assembly Health Committees! Now, this legislation MUST be included in the 2022-2023

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The Excluded Workers Fund has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, allowing working families to finally get back on

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Over the last decade homelessness has skyrocketed while the real estate industry gets richer and richer. 50% of our state’s renters can’t afford

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​​​​​Democrats in Congress hold the power to take bold leadership and deliver a long-awaited path to citizenship for millions. We need them to

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Achieving Dignity and Justice


  • ⏰ We have 2 months to pass Good Cause

    Over the weekend, our members in Bushwick, Brooklyn petitioned their neighbors to support eviction protections through Good Cause eviction legislation. This legislation would allow tenants to fight unjust evictions and limit rent increases. Working people should not be forced out of their homes because of greed or neglect from landlords. Good Cause eviction legislation is…

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  • POSTPONED: Rally against Hochul’s billionaires’ budget!

    NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. Last week, Governor Hochul delivered a budget that failed to invest in immigrant, Black and brown New Yorkers and instead delivered handouts to billionaires. Join us TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 12th at 1 PM at Grand Central Terminal for a powerful action with our allies to call out Gov. Hochul’s billionaires’…

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  • Gov. Hochul ignored our voices

    Governor Hochul just announced a deal on the New York State FY 2023 budget, and it woefully misses the mark, prioritizing the needs of billionaires over the needs of our communities. ​​​​​ Over the last two years, immigrant, Black and brown New Yorkers have put their lives on the line to keep New York running.…

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Gotham Gazette

Leading Immigrant Advocacy Group Releases 2022 New York City Policy and Budget Agenda

Make the Road New York, the state’s largest organization representing immigrants and working New Yorkers, is releasing a new New York City policy and budget agenda on Wednesday as it hopes to influence the ongoing city budget process.

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Dignity, Community, and Power: Make the Road New York’s 2022 New York City Policy Platform

As the largest community-based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York State, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing community needs. In New York City, where the largest concentration of our 25,000 members reside, we operate community centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten…

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Advocates hold independent budget forum outside Governor’s Midtown office

Make the Road New York are also urging the state to expand universal childcare and provide $3 billion in aid to be added to the Excluded Workers fund, as well as meaningful protections such as excluded no more–permanent protections for undocumented workers, self-employed New Yorkers and cash earners—health coverage for all, street vendor legalization, and…