Rally+Rise is about taking action–and making change locally.
Rally+Rise is a group of New Yorkers who are focused on organizing and lobbying locally, so that we can make sure we’re protected—no matter what happens on a national level.
New York is a reliably blue state, but it is not always a progressive legislative leader. The NYS Senate is Republican-controlled, and for years has stalled, blocked, and prevented the passage of many common-sense laws supported by the majority of New Yorkers, from LGBTQ rights to environmental issues.
Our goal is to rally New Yorkers, organize advocacy efforts, and engage in conversation with legislators around key policy, so that our priorities become their priorities.
Our current focus?
WE DEMAND THE PASSAGE OF NEW YORK’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT.
If Roe v. Wade gets overturned, the ability for a woman to access a safe and legal abortion gets sent back to the states. The problem is that the current law legalizing abortion in New York is from 1970—which means that we would return to a pre-Roe v. Wade set of rules. That is unacceptable.
RALLY+RISE’S GOAL IS TO CHANGE THAT IN 2018. HOW?
We are organizing info sessions, lobbying training workshops, phone-calling and letter-writing campaigns, and advocacy meetings with key legislators, so that our voices are heard throughout the 2018 legislative session.
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