Brad Lander for NYC

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Posts tagged Organizing
Six Years After Sandy

Six years ago (on a blustery Saturday like today), Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. What New Yorkers did together in the days afterward — in the Rockaways & Red Hook, in the shelters at John Jay HS & the Park Slope Armory — remains the most extraordinary example that I’ve ever seen of our ability to come together, across lines of difference, to take action in support of each other … of the radical potential of organized compassion.

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With New York State primary elections just a few days away, I’ve been pretty focused this month on politics close to home (more or that below). And I’m hoping that, like me (we’re in Nova Scotia), some of you are getting much-needed time this week with your families before school & a very busy fall start back up in earnest.

But hearings on the horrifying nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court begin next week -- and the disastrous impact of his appointment to the Court will last much longer than a week, a month, a year, or even a decade. So it’s worth some of our time right now to join the fight to #CancelKavanaugh.

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