Metro Justice is a member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to social, economic, and racial justice in Rochester, NY. Founded in 1965, as Friends of FIGHT, in a struggle for equal access to good jobs at Kodak, our organization was born fighting for justice and equality for all people.
Since that time, Metro Justice has evolved, taking on many important issues and growing as we go. Today, with around 1,000 members our Fight for Economic Justice Campaign works to put an end to the incredible wealth inequality and the poverty that our city experiences as a result of that inequality.
Fight for 15
In our 50th year, one of our major campaigns is the Fight for 15. We are working alongside fast food workers as they fight for a living wage, respect, and the right to a union without retaliation. We know that the only solution to poverty everyday people organized to have the power to change the world for the better. Fast food workers are doing that, and we're standing alongside them to win!
Every Child Deserves a Quality Education
The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE)/Metro Justice Education Committee is fighting three major battles for public education.
1. To fulfill the mandate of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, so high needs school districts in New York like Rochester have the state funding necessary to succeed
2. To stop hedge-fund billionaires from destroying public education through high-stakes testing and privatization (charter schools)
3. To end the School-to-Prison Pipeline by passing better discipline policies, creating more supports for students, and promoting positive school climate
Read Metro Justice's 2014 Report on Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline by clicking on the image below:
Proposed Code of Conduct
To learn more about the other fights we're involved in, go here.