ES2 is working to improve the lives of low and middle income New Yorkers by challenging our public officials to make better choices for our families. Here more than 200 ES2 members gather in Albany for our Annual Legislative Education & Action Day.

The ES2 Campaign
is about families – like yours and mine. It’s about ensuring that we all have a real opportunity to afford the American Dream – a decent home, quality health care, a solid education and a good job. Specifically, ES2 promotes...
  • Income Security for All
  • Affordable, Universal Health Care
  • Good Jobs for All Who Need Them
  • Open Access to Education and Training
  • Decent, Affordable Housing
  • Accessible and Affordable Child Care

News and Alerts

ES2 Legislative Education and Action Day (LEAD) 2015 Flyer - Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 for our Legislative Education and Action Day (LEAD). There is a free bus leaving from NYC. Lunch will also be provided. Contact Maribel Lopez for additional information or to RSVP: send an email to or call 212-801-1313.!
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ES2 Legislative Training 2015 Flyer - Please join us for a training and learn about the issues we will be lobbying on for our Legislative Education and Action Day (LEAD) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Contact Maribel Lopez for additional information or to RSVP: email or call 212-801-1313.
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ES2 Lobby Day 2013 Media Coverage! - On February 27th, the Empire State Economic Security Campaign had their 2013 Legislative Education Action Day and held a rally in Albany with more than 100 people including low-income New Yorkers, community activists, union members and faith leaders. They marched to the State Capitol to hold a People’s Hearing on the State Budget organized by NYers for Fiscal Fairness Ron Deutsch and Mark Dunlea of HANNYS. Groups present included The Empire State Economic Security Campaign, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, University Settlement, Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State, Occupy Albany, Welfare Rights Initiative, NY Students Rising and the "Billionaires for Loopholes Trio.” They urged legislators in Albany to get some CLASS (Close Loopholes Aid Social Services). The rally gave a voice to real New Yorkers that are excluded from budget process in the Capitol. Chants by activists and students raised the spirits of the crowd. These included “Don't be nuts, stop the cuts" and "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out”. The group rallied for issues including closing corporate tax loopholes, increased funding for jobs programs, education, human services, and heath care, anti-hunger programs and raising the minimum wage. Check out this video covering the People's Budget Hearing on February 27th, 2013 at the State Capitol in Albany.
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Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2)
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275 State Street, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12210
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