When Women Take Action, NYC
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Make a Difference through Civic Engagement

The Civic Matters Hub is here to support you along your civic journey. We are a resource for creating stronger communities, advocating for change, and most importantly, helping you make your voice heard through voting, community organizing, volunteering, rallying, and more.

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Attend an Upcoming Event

February 23, 2024
Partner Events
Join City & State NYC as they honor several distinguished and influential individuals who have made an indelible and lasting impact as civil rights, social justice and political leaders while celebrating their influence, power, and accomplishments!To RSVP, click the link here.
February 26, 2024
Partner Events
Black New Yorkers continue to face economic disadvantages at a scale disproportionate to their neighbors. At a time when home ownership, access to higher education and well-paying jobs seem illusive, what actions are needed to achieve the real progress and prosperity that will address the stark racial wealth disparities in New York City?The Comptroller’s Office will address these hard-hitting questions via candid discussions with Black leaders as they close Black History Month at the historic Schomburg Center. Panelists will be interviewed by Deputy Comptroller Ricky Da Costa with a focus on strategic input and solutions for both stakeholders in the Black community, as well as policy makers and local elected officials. Paying tribute to the location, they will reflect on the words of Black leaders, past and present, and their proposals for a new economic agenda.To RSVP, click the link here. If you require language interpretation services or other special accommodations, please call (212) 669-4315.
February 26, 2024
Government Events
Black New Yorkers continue to face economic disadvantages at a scale disproportionate to their neighbors. At a time when home ownership, access to higher education and well-paying jobs seem illusive, what actions are needed to achieve the real progress and prosperity that will address the stark racial wealth disparities in New York City?The Comptroller’s Office will address these hard-hitting questions via candid discussions with Black leaders as we close Black History Month at the historic Schomburg Center. Panelists will be interviewed by Deputy Comptroller Ricky Da Costa with a focus on strategic input and solutions for both stakeholders in the Black community, as well as policy makers and local elected officials. Paying tribute to the location, we will reflect on the words of Black leaders, past and present, and their proposals for a new economic agenda.RSVP Here or call 201-669-4466.
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Voting was important to me as the next step in my civic journey. At last, my voice was being heard. I feel like I am paving the way for my fellow immigrants.
Lydia Darly
Brooklyn Activist
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Take Action!

Volunteer to Protect the Vote!

Join the Election Protection program to make sure that eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and help make sure they are counted.

Volunteer and Spread Love NYC

Spread Love NYC is a nine-month long campaign, by NYC Service, to connect New Yorkers with opportunities to make a difference in their communities through short and long-term service projects with local nonprofits.

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