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  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 06:00 AM · 30 rsvps
    Albany, NY

    Earth Day Albany Lobby Day

    Join WE ACT and our partners for Earth Day as we head to Albany! Raise your voice for environmental health and justice and meet with key decision-makers at the NYS Capitol. You will be advocating for legislators to pass a package of bills including enhanced public participation, beauty justice, and lead poisoning this session, in teams led by experienced advocacy pros.

    Keep an eye on your email to receive a Zoom link to join a preparation call for this event the day before on April 15th from 6 to 7 pm. On the call we will be explaining the details of the bills, tips on talking to your representatives, and answering any questions you have. 

    Transportation to and from Albany, as well as food will be provided. Meet the WE ACT team at our office (1854 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10031) at 6:00 am on April 16th to take the bus with us to Albany and enjoy a bagel breakfast. 

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 11:00 AM · 106 rsvps

    Community Land Act Campaign Launch

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    On April 18, join the New York City Community Land Act and over 130 organizations as we demand City Council pass the #CommunityLandAct & fund community land trusts to build the permanently-affordable and community-controlled housing & community space that NYC needs. The rally will be at 11am in City Hall Park. 

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Cecil Corbin-Mark Street Naming Ceremony

    WHAT: Cecil Corbin-Mark was the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice when he passed away on October 15, 2020 at the age of 51. He helped develop and pass numerous environmental health related bills in New York City and New York State, provided overall policy guidance to WE ACT’s New York program staff, managed WE ACT’s Federal Policy Office in Washington, DC and served as an informal mentor to aspiring environmental justice advocates across the country – a legacy which is celebrated today by the Cecil Corbin-Mark Fellowship for Environmental Justice Leadership program.

    Cecil was 25 years-old when he joined WE ACT, becoming the first paid staff person hired by the Harlem-based volunteer group when it became a formal nonprofit organization. Over the following 26 years, Cecil grew to be one of the leading figures in the environmental justice movement – both well-known and highly respected.

    He was also a life-long resident of Hamilton Heights in Harlem, New York, where his family has lived for six decades. That is why we have worked with New York City Council Member Shaun Abreu to have the street near his home named in his honor. And many thanks to Council Member Abreu, who has been instrumental in making this happen.

    EVENT STARTS 
    APRIL 20, 2024, 11:00 AM
    EVENT ENDS
    APRIL 20, 2024 3:30 PM
    CONTACT
    The outdoor event (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) will be held at the intersection of Convent Avenue & West 143rd Street; the indoor reception (1:30-3:30 PM) will be held a TBD location in West Harlem
    RAIN LOCATION
    Same time and location but on Sunday, April 21
    Get to Know Cecil: Watch our memorial video, read his obituary, and read Errol Louis’ tribute in the Daily News; plus, be sure to tune in for the special Cecil Corbin-Mark episode of our Uptown Chats podcast premiering on April 8!
  • Thursday, May 02, 2024 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfuyppz0jH9zIb89-XFhO4WPZFCyJ0I2P

    WE ACT Candidate Forum ( Senate 31, Assembly 71)

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    WE ACT Conference Room (1854 Amsterdam Ave, Floor 2)

    Workforce Development Working Group

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 06:00 AM · 115 rsvps

    Lead Free Kids NY Lobby Day

    Join WE ACT and Lead Free Kids New York - a statewide coalition advocating for childhood lead poisoning prevention as we head to Albany! Raise your voice for environmental health and justice and meet with key decision-makers at the NYS Capitol. You will be advocating for legislators to pass the Lead Paint Right to Know Act this session, in teams led by experienced advocacy pros.

    Keep an eye on your email to receive a Zoom link to join a preparation call for this event the day before on May 20th from 6 to 7 pm. On the call we will be explaining the details of the Lead Paint Right to Know Act, tips on talking to your representatives, and answering any questions you have. 

    Transportation to and from Albany, as well as food will be provided. Meet the WE ACT team at our office (1854 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10031) at 6:00 am on May 21st to take the bus with us to Albany and enjoy a bagel breakfast. 

  • Tuesday, June 04, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    WE ACT Conference Room (1854 Amsterdam Ave, Floor 2)

    Workforce Development Working Group

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    WE ACT Conference Room (1854 Amsterdam Ave, Floor 2)

    Workforce Development Working Group

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    WE ACT Conference Room (1854 Amsterdam Ave, Floor 2)

    Workforce Development Working Group

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    WE ACT Conference Room (1854 Amsterdam Ave, Floor 2)

    Workforce Development Working Group