The convening’s second plenary launched LPNY’s two statewide campaigns, which were presented by members of the Organizing Committee, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia and Brookhaven Town Council Member Valerie Cartright, along with local partners:
- Paid Sick Days – There is a great opportunity this year to advance pro-worker reforms that would provide sick time for all workers regardless of the industry they work in. Local Progress members are currently working to pass paid sick days policies in Westchester and Albany counties. These policies will help thousands of workers across our state, and create momentum for more cities and counties across New York (and the country) to follow their lead.
- Let NY Vote – Let NY Vote is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and legacy organizations working together to modernize New York’s voting laws. The mission is to ensure that common-sense solutions are passed to protect and expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker. These voting reforms include early voting, automatic voter registration, and allowing New Yorkers more flexibility when changing parties.
Local Progress New York’s Organizing Committee: County Legislator Francena Amparo (Dutchess) Council Member Dorcey Applyrs (Albany), County Legislator Catherine Borgia (Westchester), Council Member Valerie Cartright (Brookhaven), Council Member Molly Clifford (Rochester), County Legislator Anna Kelles (Tompkins), School Board Member Jennifer Mecozzi (Buffalo), Council Member Karen Mejia (Newburgh), Trustee Carmen Piñeyro (Freeport), Council Member Marion Porterfield (Schenectady), Mayor Brian Pugh (Croton) and Mayor Tom Roach (White Plains).
This year’s Local Progress New York Convening was made possible thanks to the generous support of the New World Foundation, Ford Foundation, Long Island Community Foundation, and Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.