In 1996, in the early days of NMASS, we organized from a borrowed room in Brooklyn, donated temporary space in community centers, even a minivan with a set of boxes that held our files and materials. Fast forward 18 years and we have finally settled into our center on the Lower East Side!
Our center is our home base. It’s where we unite working people from the New York area and beyond to learn from each other and grow a new movement of working people. Whether it’s a criminal justice system that shields the police, a Dept. of Labor under Governor Cuomo that looks the other way while bosses rob us of our wages, or immigration policies that criminalize and divide us, the government continues to use the law to enrich the few at our expense. For years, NMASS has been at the forefront of the fight to hold our government accountable to us working people. Our work is expanding every day, thanks to the generous contributions of our supporters, the leadership of our members and the space to organize at our center on Grand Street.