Metro Justice is a member-based and member-lead organization that has been fighting for racial, social, and economic justice since 1965. Metro Justice believes in organizing working class people to build mass movements that are capable of winning, and implementing, long-term structural change. Our community is our organization.
Most recently, Metro Justice was the primary upstate NY organization driving the Fight for $15 and a Union, which lead to unprecedented wage raises for working people in New York State. Metro Justice is also a founding organization for the Campaign for NY Health: a coalition fighting for universal, single-payer healthcare with the NY Health Act.
We are also leaders in the statewide fight for public power and energy democracy. Our Rochester for Energy Democracy Campaign aims to replace Rochester Gas & Electric with a public, local, and democratic ratepayer cooperative. With a public utility, people will finally have affordable and fair rates, an accountable utility in which ratepayers have a say in how their dollars are used to benefit the community, a green energy mandate to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2040 to avert climate disaster, and more local union jobs. As a part of the Public Power NY Coalition, Metro Justice is also fighting for two statewide bills that can implement public power in all of NYS.