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Our annual Movement Builders Awards event celebrates leaders who have been instrumental in building the movement for a fair economy, healthy environment, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers.

The 2016 ALIGN Movement Builders Awards was held on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the 1199 SEIU Penthouse, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

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ALIGN Movement Builders Awards


This year we proudly honored:
Aaron Mair Aaron Mair, President of the Sierra Club, for his leadership through uniting the climate, labor, and racial justice movements and for achieving a historic commitment to build with union labor the nation’s largest renewable energy wind farm off Long Island.



jimmy-headshot-140x140James  Mahoney, President of the New York State Ironworkers District Council, for his powerful advocacy for worker safety, and his commitment to targeted community recruitment and local hiring, and support of the NYC Community Alliance for Worker Justice.



sondra_2016-140x140Sondra Youdelman, outgoing Executive Director of Community Voices Heard, for her 16 years of leadership to Community Voices Heard, steadfast commitment to grassroots organizing, and remarkable achievement to end unpaid work mandates on welfare recipients.

We hope that you will show your appreciation for our honorees and your support for ALIGN by becoming a sustainer of ALIGN. Now more than ever, a commitment to good jobs and healthy communities is necessary for a safe and sustainable NYC for workers, immigrants, and people of color.

Your contribution supports ALIGN’s work for communities, climate and jobs with justice. Our recent impact includes: the Transform Don’t Trash campaign achieving major reform of the private waste industry to improve workplace safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; expanding good jobs through solar investments at public schools through Climate Works for All; expanding housing affordability & local hiring with the Real Affordability for All coalition; and kicking off the statewide NY Renews coalition to protect communities and climate.