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

April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Come join Greater New York City- Black Nurses Association for an inspiring conference where they will be discussing ways to empower women and transform maternal health. This theme emphasizes the power of advocacy in effecting positive change for maternal health. It highlights the diverse voices involved in advocacy and how they collectively contribute to transforming maternal health outcomes.The event features a provider discussion panel, a community member discussion panel, and a real-life Maternal Health simulation, along with a brief presentation on the state of Black Maternal Health.The event will be held at Mercy University – Bronx Campus, so make sure to mark your calendars! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a conversation that can make a real difference in women’s health. Let’s come together to learn, share, and empower each other!To RSVP, click the link here. Zoom link provided for those unable to attend in person: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/95810521997Meeting ID: 958 1052 1997
April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Join the Fordham Bedford Lot-Busters Community Garden Volunteer Days! Come get your hands dirty and help make their neighborhood bloom. This in-person event will take place at the Fordham Bedford Lot Busters Community Garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, they welcome everyone who wants to lend a hand. Together, you’ll plant, weed, and beautify the garden while enjoying the fresh air and good company. No need to bring any tools – they’ve got everything covered. Just bring your enthusiasm and a smile! Let’s make their community garden thrive!To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 25, 2024
Partner Events
You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in the Brooklyn. The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Activist Committee (TABK) organizes local campaigns to reclaim streets for people.Attend TABK’s monthly meeting, hosted every 4th Thursday of the month, except when the usual date conflicts with holidays. To RSVP, click the link here. ** This is a virtual event. In order to access the link to the meeting, you MUST RSVP. 
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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.

Be part of the Civic Matters Community!
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