PA Williams + NYers to Leader Schumer: "Time to Deliver" on Critical Voting Rights & Build Back Better Agenda

On Eve of Congress' Return to D.C. and historical congressional legislative session

NEW YORK, NY (10/17/2021) (readMedia)-- Today, the day before Congress returns to session, Public Advocate Williams and hundreds of New Yorkers will gather at Grand Army Plaza to demand that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer use every tool at his disposal to deliver on the historic policies that make up the Freedom to Vote Act and Build Back Better reconciliation package. At this crucial moment for our country, NY organizations will join forces to demand Congress not squander this opportunity to get things done while we still have a chance.

This send-off for Schumer will also feature live music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, an art installation, and speakers directly impacted by the issues, and those representing a broad coalition of organizations fighting for democracy, climate, housing, immigration, and more.


Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Cliff Albright, Black Voters Matter; Maurice Mitchell, Working Families Party; Ana Maria Archila, Center for Popular Democracy; several impacted individuals speaking from personal experience, respectively, on climate, healthcare, homecare, immigration; and others.

Incl. Citizen Action of NY, Common Cause NY, Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance, Empire State Indivisible, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Fair Elections for NY, Indivisible Nation BK, Long Island Progresssive Coalition, Make the Road NY, Metro NY Health Care for All, National Action Network, NY Caring Majority, NY Communities for Change, NY Renews, Riders Alliance, Rise & Resist, Strong Economy for All, VOCAL-NY, Westchester for Change.


Rally and news conference -- day before Congress returns to D.C. -- with Jumaane Williams demanding Leader Schumer deliver on Freedom to Vote Act & Build Back Better.

WHEN: Sunday October 17, 2021 at 02:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: 22 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11225

VISUALS: Big crowd; banner; colorful signs;

forced perspective hourglass art

w/ arch backdrop; band; speakers