Our holistic approach to reducing poverty and empowering our communities, enables MRNY to win meaningful, broad-based reforms that New Yorkers can feel every day:
Launched a campaign organizing
car wash workers with New York
Communities for Change and the
support of the RWDSU. Workers
at four car washes have already
voted to form unions in one of
NYC 's most exploitative industries.
Won a state Tenant Protection
Unit to enforce tenants' rights and
crack down on lawless landlords.
Youth leaders organized to save
the critically-needed Bushwick
Community High School, giving
hundreds of over-age and undercredited
students a second chance
at their education.
Launched an immigration law
practice serving thousands with
Deferred Action applications and
hundreds more with deportation
defense, permanent lawful status,
and immigrant services fraud
prevention. (Check out our Guide for Immigrant Youth at www.respectanddignity.org/dream)
Brought national attention to
the harmful impact of the NYPD's
stop-and-frisk tactics on
transgender New Yorkers and
trained 1,600+ youth and LGBTQ
community members about their
rights when stopped by the police.
"Today, with 12,600 dues-paying members, MRNY is a unique amalgam of worker center, legal clinic, citizenship school, mutual aid society, policy shop, protest factory and church. Its four offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island are an egalitarian oasis for members, who gather there for conversation and classes..."