Upcoming Events

Do you want to help us fight inequality?  Attend one of our rallies, events, or volunteer opportunities!

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending a R.E.D. Organizing Meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first meeting, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!

     

  • Monday, May 31, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Monthly organizing potluck for health care!

    Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right. 

    Thanks to 6 years of organizing by everyday people across NYS, we reached a milestone towards victory in March 2021. The Campaign for New York Health and primary sponsors of the NY Health Act -- Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera -- introduced the NY Health Act with MAJORITY SUPPORT in BOTH the NYS Assembly and Senate for the first time ever. 

    We congratulate all of our members that kept us in the fight for the years it took to reach this milestone. We thank our entire local Democratic delegation to the NYS Legislature for listening to their constituents and co-sponsoring the NY Health Act, which has been a lynch-pin in this fight. We also know the fight for universal healthcare is far from over. We need to continue buildling power to make sure the NY Health Act comes to a vote and passes, and to ensure just implementation.

    It is power of the people that got us here, and it will be the power of the people that push the NY Health Act over the finish line. Join us by attending our monthly organizing meeting! This is the heart of our efforts. After you RSVP, either our Lead Organizer Mohini Sharma or a volunteer-leader will reach out to give you the Zoom information to join and onboard you 1on1. 

    RSVP below! 

     

     

  • Wednesday, June 02, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending a R.E.D. Organizing Meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first meeting, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!

     

  • Monday, June 07, 2021 at 05:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Departure location TBD

    Albany Day of Action to Win the New York Health Act!

    Save the date! 

    We are the closest we have ever been to winning universal healthcare for all New Yorkers. We ask you to join us in Albany on Monday, June 7th at 9:30 AM sharp for our final push to win the New York Health Act THIS legislative session which ends on June 10. 

    Almost 7 years ago, the Campaign for New York Health formed to build a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act which guarantees comprehensive public healthcare to all New Yorkers that live or work in New York State. With the New York Health Act, a predictable progressive tax on workers and employers will fund a comprehensive public health system that will mean every New Yorker, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, will receive the care they need without paying skyrocketing premiums, deductibles, and copays. 

    This past March, primary sponsors of the NY Health Act -- Assemblymember Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera -- introduced the NY Health Act with MAJORITY SUPPORT in BOTH the NYS Assembly and Senate for the first time ever. It is power of the people that got us to the cusp of victory, and it will be the power of the people that push the NY Health Act over the finish line. 

    The Campaign for NY Health is planning a major statewide day of action in Albany on Monday, June 7th. We are calling on our partners from across the state to join us. Everyone will reach Albany by 9:30 AM for breakfast and begin actions by 11:00 AM. 

    Here’s what you need to know:

    • Metro Justice is organizing the Rochester contingent. We will meet at 5 AM to depart by 5:30 AM. We will reach Albany by 9:30 AM for breakfast and begin actions by 11 AM. 
    • Please RSVP by filling out this pre-registration form as soon as possible if you’re interested in joining us. Your RSVP will not be considered a final commitment, but is necessary to help us determine logistics. A final registration form will be circulated once all of the transportation and COVID safety logistics have been determined, so that you can take those details into consideration before confirming your attendance. Please pay special attention to the form if you are a representative, member, volunteer, or staff person for an organization affiliated with the Campaign for NY Health; we want to hear from you! 
    • Logistics for transportation and COVID safety are underway. We will either arrange for busses or coordinate carpools, depending on the number of initial RSVPs and what people are comfortable with. 

    If you have any questions, please email Mohini Sharma (Lead Organizer) at [email protected] or call her at 585-623-9633 and leave a message.

    Looking forward to winning the New York Health Act with you!

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending a R.E.D. Organizing Meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first meeting, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!

     

  • Monday, June 28, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Monthly organizing potluck for health care!

    Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right. 

    Thanks to 6 years of organizing by everyday people across NYS, we reached a milestone towards victory in March 2021. The Campaign for New York Health and primary sponsors of the NY Health Act -- Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera -- introduced the NY Health Act with MAJORITY SUPPORT in BOTH the NYS Assembly and Senate for the first time ever. 

    We congratulate all of our members that kept us in the fight for the years it took to reach this milestone. We thank our entire local Democratic delegation to the NYS Legislature for listening to their constituents and co-sponsoring the NY Health Act, which has been a lynch-pin in this fight. We also know the fight for universal healthcare is far from over. We need to continue buildling power to make sure the NY Health Act comes to a vote and passes, and to ensure just implementation.

    It is power of the people that got us here, and it will be the power of the people that push the NY Health Act over the finish line. Join us by attending our monthly organizing meeting! This is the heart of our efforts. After you RSVP, either our Lead Organizer Mohini Sharma or a volunteer-leader will reach out to give you the Zoom information to join and onboard you 1on1. 

    RSVP below! 

     

     

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending a R.E.D. Organizing Meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first meeting, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!

     

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending a R.E.D. Organizing Meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first meeting, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!

     

  • Monday, July 26, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Monthly organizing potluck for health care!

    Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right. 

    Thanks to 6 years of organizing by everyday people across NYS, we reached a milestone towards victory in March 2021. The Campaign for New York Health and primary sponsors of the NY Health Act -- Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera -- introduced the NY Health Act with MAJORITY SUPPORT in BOTH the NYS Assembly and Senate for the first time ever. 

    We congratulate all of our members that kept us in the fight for the years it took to reach this milestone. We thank our entire local Democratic delegation to the NYS Legislature for listening to their constituents and co-sponsoring the NY Health Act, which has been a lynch-pin in this fight. We also know the fight for universal healthcare is far from over. We need to continue buildling power to make sure the NY Health Act comes to a vote and passes, and to ensure just implementation.

    It is power of the people that got us here, and it will be the power of the people that push the NY Health Act over the finish line. Join us by attending our monthly organizing meeting! This is the heart of our efforts. After you RSVP, either our Lead Organizer Mohini Sharma or a volunteer-leader will reach out to give you the Zoom information to join and onboard you 1on1. 

    RSVP below! 

     

     

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom Video Conference in Rochester, NY

    Organizing Meeting: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    Welcome to Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.)!

    For-profit, investor-owned utilities like RG&E keep raising our rates, only to neglect maintenance of the grid and expand fossil fuel infrastructure. On top of that, oil and gas continue to lobby against a fast and massive transition to renewable energy. As a result, we all pay more than we should in energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage. 

    In R.E.D., we believe that in order to combat the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice in the long-term, we must fundamentally transform our energy economy. We need to build an energy system that meets the needs of communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We also need a shift to energy that is 100% clean and renewable. We believe this is possible if we create a community owned and operated energy economy. The first steps towards this vision is organizing our neighborhoods for community-owned solar and replacing RG&E with a public utility. This will give communities a say in what kind of energy we use, whom we get it from, and how the money we pay is used to benefit our community. Furthermore, everyone could only pay what is necessary to develop and maintain energy infrastructure, taking millions in profits for investors and CEOs out of the picture.

    A community-driven energy system needs the involvement of people in our community to succeed. To join us at our next meeting, please RSVP below! If this will be your first time attending a R.E.D. Organizing Meeting, our Lead Organizer, Mohini, will follow-up with you to meet 1-on-1 sometime before the upcoming meeting. Before you attend your first meeting, we would like to learn more about why this is important to you, bring you up to speed on our campaign so far, and answer any questions you have!

     


Donate What We Do Events

connect