What We Do

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass.

We seek a better, more just world, free of economic, racial, and social injustice. We know that the way to move closer to this world is through an organized, collective struggle for justice.  Below you'll find some specific ways you can join us on the path to a brighter future.


Our internal Committees either tackle campaigns for specific social justice demands or help keep Metro Justice running.  Our Task Forces are external organizations functioning under the Metro Justice umbrella.  For more information and to get involved with our committees, click the links below.


Rochester for Energy Democracy (R.E.D.): RG&E has been profitting off of failure for decades, while continuing to all but ignore the climate crisis. Join us in our fight to take over and replace RG&E with a public utility that is affordable, responsive to your needs, local, renewable, and invested in our local workforce and economy.

Campaign for New York Health - Rochester: Join partners across the state to get a single payer, universal system of health care adopted in New York State because health care is a human right.

Elder Justice Committee: We advocate to enable elders to live purposeful, self-directed, meaningful, and dignified lives, as we work toward our goals of safe staffing levels in nursing homes, enforcement of existing regulations, and revision of elder abuse laws.


Finance:  No matter the work you're passionate about, the finance committee has a hand in supporting it.

Fundraising & Membership:  The massively important, behind the scenes work to engage existing members and new members and raise money to fund our movement.


Rochester Genesee-Valley Area Labor Federation: represents over 100,000 workers in the building trades, manufacturing, the public sector, the federal sector, health care and other service jobs.

New York Renews: a coalition of over 300 environmental, justice, faith, labor, and community groups that is the force behind the nation’s most progressive climate law and is dedicated to fighting for good union jobs and climate justice.

Energy Democracy Alliance: a statewide alliance of community-based organizations, grassroots groups, and policy experts working together to advance a just and participatory transition to a resilient, localized, and democratically controlled clean energy economy in New York State.


ROCLA:  Founded in 1973, the Rochester Committee on Latin America seeks to build bridges between the Rochester, NY community and the people of Latin America.

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  • Vimal Pandey
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-23 02:27:11 -0400
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  • Karlienne Conrad
    commented 2018-02-10 15:57:42 -0500
    Hi my name is Karlie Conrad and I am currently working on my Masters Thesis project: Interrupting the School-to-Prison-Pipeline through Restorative Practices. I am trying to collect data for more current years on the school-to-prison-pipeline. If someone can point me in the right direction that would be so very helpful. Thanks!
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  • Sherry Nunn
    commented 2016-07-23 05:21:44 -0400
    I. Live in Rochester, New York
  • Sherry Nunn
    commented 2016-07-23 05:18:58 -0400
    Thanks for all of your efforts & detication— I would love to volunteer -!!! Sherry nunn call me soon— phone number is (585) is. 953-5179. Call me whenever you get a chance!! 😃😍😀😉😄😛😀😃
  • Teraysah Barker
    commented 2016-06-01 19:47:29 -0400
    Living in Rochester, New York has been the ultimate culture shock in RACISM. They say one thing, but easily do another. They’ll stand against you based on WHO you know and not RIGHT or WRONG. Much straining at gnats but the ability to swallow a camel is huge here. Ignoring some injustices as the fight for others…..IS the Rochester way.
  • Claire Hall
    commented 2016-02-27 00:46:57 -0500
    I heard that Rochester is one of the most segregated Cities in the country, and is in the top ten cities for poverty. This is unexcaptable to me, and I don’t know what to do about it but feel strongly that something needs be be done. I am 68, white women, in poor health and call my self middle class but realize I am fast sinking down out of that catagory. (I don’t even make $15/hour and am not a fast food worker. I have no savings for retirement so I cannot give money, that is clear. But what can a person in my situation do to help?
  • Mike Carletta
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