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State Legislators and NY Renews Coalition Call for $15 Billion Investment in Climate, Jobs, and Justice

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2022 Media Contact: Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, (646) 866-9065 | Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431 State Legislators and NY Renews Coalition Call for $15 Billion Investment in Climate, Jobs, and Justice NEW YORK – New York State legislators and leaders of the NY Renews coalition held a virtual press conference today, advocating for a $15 billion investment in climate and environmental justice in response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget.…

Leading Amazon Critic Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Corporate Accountability Bill

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2022 Media Contact: Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431 Leading Amazon Critic Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Corporate Accountability Bill New York – Maritza Silva-Farrell, a leading critic of Amazon in New York and Executive Director of ALIGN, released the following statement today in response to the New York State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act: “Today, the NYS Senate Committee on Consumer Protection passed the 21st Century Antitrust Act—a huge victory and a critical step toward an economy that works for all New Yorkers.…

NY Renews Statement on the 2022 State of the State Address

  • January 7, 2022
ALIGN is a steering committee member and co-founder of the statewide NY Renews coalition. NY Renews Statement on the 2022 State of the State Address Link to PDF of Statement ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** January 5th, 2022 Contact: Stephan Edel | (646) 644-1845 | stephan@nyrenews.org…


Ahead of Peak Holiday Season, Unions and Advocates Rally for Governor Hochul, Port Authority to Hold Amazon Accountable for Abuse of Workers and Climate Impact

NEW YORK – Today, essential workers, labor organizations, elected officials, and community advocates rallied at a downtown Amazon Go convenience store against Amazon’s growing regional monopoly and abuses, calling on Governor Hochul to implement a corporate accountability plan. The group then marched to the offices of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and spoke out against a proposed regional hub at Newark Airport, which is being negotiated without community involvement.