We have big news.
We’re officially rebranding from Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson to For the Many.
The name “Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson” had humble beginnings. In 2012, our organization started as an all-volunteer group of everyday people fighting to keep our Hudson Valley neighbors in their homes during the 2008 financial crisis.
But in the last ten years, we’ve grown a lot.
We’ve gone from a few volunteers in a crowded office space to four offices across the Hudson Valley and 14 full-time staff members. In 2014, we had 1 local campaign victory under our belt. In 2020 alone, we played an important role in 7 statewide and 14 local campaign wins. And in the last 8 years, our total membership has quadrupled.
We’re one of the fastest-growing grassroots organizations in the state, but our name wasn’t reflecting that.
Instead, ‘Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson’ became a source of confusion. It was holding us back from connecting with new people — especially when they were further out from the Hudson Valley. We’d often get questions like: Do you only work around housing? Who’s leaving Mid-Hudson? Why don’t you want them to leave?
Our name was failing to properly communicate our values and our mission as an organization, so we knew it was time for a change.
Our new name, ‘For the Many’, is a more clear, honest expression of who we are, the work we’re doing, and how we’re achieving a vision of the future we know is possible.
We’re building a grassroots movement of everyday people to put the power back in our hands. The few — greedy corporations, billionaires, and political elites — have rigged our country to work against us. We’re changing that by coming together across race, age, and class to fight for laws and win elections so America finally works for us — for the many.
While our identity is changing, our work is staying the same. We are still fighting for bills and campaigns that will transform New York to work for everyday people.
Right now, working to pass Good Cause Eviction, a housing justice bill that establishes vital tenant protections, in municipalities and cities across the Hudson Valley to help stem the tide of the current housing crisis.
We’re in this fight for the long haul and we hope you’ll join us.
For the Many