Some of the issues the Collaborative works on include language access, participatory budgeting, resident equity voting rights, voting access and rights, immigrant representation, campaign finance reform board of elections reform, and justice for job seekers. Efforts of the Collaborative focus on various parts of New York State where we believe immigrant communities are most impacted.
Since February of 2017, the NYIC has been hosting meetings with a diverse set of groups to strategize on federal immigration advocacy. Within the DONY group, we have also created topic specific working groups, to further collaboration with other organizations. The working groups focus on topics including: the Muslim/refugee ban, working with labor partners, healthcare, DACA, rapid response, family and business immigration, and resisting the deportation force.
The NYIC’s Education Advocacy Collaborative works to improve the quality of education for New York’s English Language Learner (ELL) and immigrant student population and to ensure that parents have opportunities to meaningfully engage in their children’s education.
The Health Collaborative is a project to improve immigrants’ access to quality, affordable health care and insurance through community education and systemic advocacy.