About NYPAN

About NYPAN

NYPAN is a grassroots progressive organization that grew out of the Bernie Sanders movement. We advocate for issues and campaigns, and lobby elected officials (that is, we remind them that they work for the people). We recruit and support progressive candidates from all political parties. We don’t have any paid staff (yet) but we have passion and dedication. We fully intend to turn politics­-as-­usual in New York State upside down.

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The NYS Senate has been under siege since 2011, by Senator Jeff Klein and a group of Senators calling themselves the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). Now totaling 8 members, all elected as Democrats, they have conspired to vote for a…

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Save the date! NYPAN is proud to announce its first annual fundraiser gala, to be held this year at the 1199SEIU penthouse in Times Square, on Saturday January 27th! Our keynote speaker will be former Ohio State Senator, and Our…

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On December 14, 2017, NYPAN members joined members of many coalition partners to celebrate Governor Cuomo’s birthday outside of Cipriani’s restaurant on Wall Street. We were a group of 200 to 300 activists all together, bundled up against the cold…

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NYPAN is a statewide organization, built around its local chapters and affiliates. We believe in working "from the bottom up." Each chapter and affiliate is autonomous and unique, but our shared values and organizational structure make us strong.

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Issues

Healthcare

Members of many NYPAN chapters are working together in support of the NY Health Act. This legislation is a single-payer healthcare bill that would provide truly comprehensive healthcare – medical, dental, optical, hearing, mental health and prescription drugs – to every resident of the state, regardless of their immigration status, pre-existing conditions, sexual orientation, age, employment status or anything else.
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Election Reform

From the very birth of NYPAN in Dec. 2016, one of our top priorities has been the struggle to reform New York’s shameful and undemocratic voting laws. These laws intentionally exclude millions of voters by making it difficult to register and by disallowing early voting as well as voting by absentee ballot (unless the voter has a permitted excuse).
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Environment

NYPAN asserts that every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air, and ecologically healthy habitats, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic, and aesthetic qualities of the environment. We believe that the State’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including both present and future generations.
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