Make the Road Action (MRA) is a leading voice for immigrants and working-class people of color in the New York political landscape. MRA has conducted large-scale voter education efforts, especially on Long Island, Westchester and across the five boroughs of New York City.
MRA has a long track record of supporting bold, progressive candidates and helping them secure victory—both in general elections and Democratic primaries. We educate and hold accountable politicians of all political stripes on our core issues, including immigrant rights, workers’ rights, education justice, criminal justice and police reform, and LGBTQ+ equality.
In addition, MRA has led efforts to educate low-wage workers about their rights—especially in immigrant-heavy industries like carwashes.
In 2022, New York will hold elections for US Senate and Governor, as well as every US House and state legislative seat. There will be hotly contested statewide primary elections (for Governor) as well as in Democratic strongholds, and highly competitive general elections in suburban and rural areas outside of New York City.
Make the Road Action, one of the most powerful community organizations organizing immigrant, Black, and brown people in the state, is well positioned to deepen the gains that our members and progressive allies have won in the state. We will do so through a thorough endorsement process for dozens of key municipal, state, and federal elections, and then proceed with large-scale voter contact and communications work.
If you are a candidate seeking our endorsement in New York, please contact:
View some of our recent reports:
Critical Mass (2016)
Vital Sixth (2018)