CNY Progressive: A Progressive Alternative for America

By John Furman WE BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN CORPORATIONS People often ask what, exactly, do progressives believe?  People’s Action – a national coalition of progressive groups including Citizen Action of New York -...

Citizen Action Endorses James Paul for Utica School Board

By John Furman Citizen Action of New York has announced its endorsement of James Paul III for Utica City School Board.  Paul is a veteran, parent in the school district, and actively involved with youth programs...

President Trump’s FY20 Budget Slashes Critical Human Needs Programs – Will Hurt Thousands of...

By John Furman The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2020 budget message AND priorities on March 11.  8. From slashing housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP/food stamps, education, and other basic needs programs, to proposing harsh work reporting requirements...

CITIZEN ACTION AND WFP ENDORSES BRINDISI FOR CONGRESS

By John Furman For two long, excruciating years Republicans have controlled both Houses of Congress as well as the Presidency and voted over and over again against the best interests of ordinary  Americans. They have done everything...

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

By John Furman 289,000 CNY Residents May Lose Pre-Existing Condition Protections The Trump Administration recently announced a dramatic escalation of its attempts to roll back protections for people with pre-existing conditions, saying its Department of Justice...

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

By John Furman Dozens Arrested at State Capitol Demanding Healthcare & a Healthy Environment for All as New York State Poor People’s Campaign Protests Enter Fourth Week ALBANY, NY– Some 50.8 million households or 43% of...

Thousands to March on NY Capitol to Push Gov. Cuomo on Climate

Bus Leaving Utica Make Your Reservations Now New Yorkers demand 100% renewable energy, polluter fee, and end to fracked gas infrastructure In what will be the largest climate rally in Albany history, on April 23rd –...

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

By John Furman SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM MAY 8 Central New York Citizen Action will be holding a forum for candidates running for the Utica School Board on May 8th at 7 p.m. at 40 Faxton Street,...

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

By John Furman THE EMPIRE STATE STRIKES BACK The 29th People’s “Resistance” State Of the State Albany, N.Y. In this month’s column, I am reporting on two events held this week in Albany which advocated for the...

Stop Tax Giveaways to the 1% at Expense of the Middle Class

By John Furman Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc The House passed its tax bill last week which will effectively raise taxes on poor and middle-class New Yorkers to pay for a tax cut for...
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