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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November 30, 2023
Partner Events
Gather with lawmakers and fellow advocates in Manhattan for a rally and press conference to urge Governor Hochul to put the NY HEAT Act in the 2024 state budget.This transformational climate and social justice legislation is essential for starting the transition off dirty fracked gas while ensuring affordable utility bills for all New Yorkers.Utility rate hikes are pummeling New Yorkers across the state, with monthly bills set to rise up to $40 for gas and electricity over the next three years for many families.The NY HEAT Act has 74 sponsors in the NYS Assembly and already passed the NYS Senate. It will stop expansion of the fracked gas system in order to protect the climate and reduce future rate increases, while limiting energy bills to 6% of household income and saving low- and middle-income New Yorkers up to $75/month on their utility bills.NY HEAT also gets rid of the unfair 100-foot rule — which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups while accelerating fossil fuel-generated climate change — plus the “obligation to serve,” which mandates the use of fracked gas instead of renewable heating. Instead, it allows the state to invest in efficient, clean electric home energy solutions like fossil-free thermal energy networks.The rally is intended to urge the governor to put this important act in the budget!Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/592193/
December 7, 2023
Partner Events
Indivisible Brooklyn is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting civic participation and engagement in the fight for justice, sustainability, and equality. We use the Indivisible Guide’s five strategies – class/ letter campaigns, town halls, meetings, public events, and elections- to push our local, state, and federal representatives to resist authoritarianism, corruption, and intolerance; protect democracy; and stand up for our communities.Join INBK to take action for democracy and be in community with others. Their monthly meeting take place virtually on the first Wednesday of every month. For their zoom link, RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/552176/
December 8, 2023
Partner Events
Local historian Karen Quinones leads this virtual lecture series about New York history through entertaining, factual storytelling. Learn more here. 
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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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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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