Racial justice is core to transforming New York so it works for everyone. For so long, the greedy few have weaponized systems and institutions — from healthcare, housing, criminal justice, policing, our government — to oppress and exploit Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other communities of color for power and profit. The only way we can truly achieve justice is by addressing the systemic racism our country was built on. We are working to defund, abolish, and reform mechanisms which only exist to perpetuate racism and invest deeply in the healing of communities who have faced the most harm.
We are one the 150 organizations in New York fighting to win the Justice Roadmap, a legislative agenda designed to address the harms caused by the deeply entangled criminal legal and immigration systems. We are also members of the Decarcerate the Hudson Valley Coalition which takes local actions to transform our criminal justice system, divest from the police, and reinvest in Black and Brown communities.