Ethics in Action

May Call To Action: Fight Voter Suppression, Police Misconduct, Climate Change, and More!

By May 11, 2021 May 19th, 2021 No Comments
Explore our list of actions you can take this month to make our city, state, country, and planet a better place!

The motto of The New York Society for Ethical Culture is Deed Above Creed, something we’ve worked to live up to with our rich tradition of activism since 1876.

In that spirit, in 2021 and beyond the Society will be sending out Calls to Action, featuring important causes selected by our member committees and allies, because your voice and your deeds matter!

Join the John Lewis Day of Action Voter Awareness March in NYC on May 8

Ethical Action Committee

Demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, filibuster reform, and D.C. statehood at the John Lewis Day of Action Voter Awareness March on Saturday, May 8 at 2:00pm.

Join the March

Download the ACLU Mobile Justice App to Securely Record and Report Police Misconduct

Ethical Action Committee
“Active bystander” Darnella Frazier used her phone to record George Floyd’s murder by police, a courageous act that undoubtedly influenced the trial’s outcome. You too can prepare to be an active bystander by downloading the American Civil Liberties Union’s new Mobile Justice app on your phone.
The free Mobile Justice app makes it easy to securely record, livestream, and report encounters with law enforcement, and provides you with up-to-date information regarding your rights and important actions in your area.
Get the App

Tell New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to Ban New Natural Gas Construction

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Banning new natural gas installations is an important way to phase out fossil fuels and combat climate change in NYC. Call New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at 888-431-7599 and ask him to introduce proposed legislation to phase out natural gas in new construction in NYC.

Take Action

Support the Yellow Whistle Campaign

Ethical Action Committee

The Yellow Whistle is a new community initiative to highlight and stop anti-Asian hate and violence and build anti-racist solidarity among all Americans. Learn more and join at

Take Action

Sponsor Our AIDS Walk NYC Team

Young Ethical Explorers

One of the Society’s Food Insecurity Initiative charity partners has expressed an urgent need for children’s clothing, sizes 4T-14, clean and lightly used. For more information or to donate, please contact Janet Rose at

Sponsor Our Team

Support Local Black-Owned Businesses

Sunday Platform Inspired

Following food activist and farmer Karen Washington’s recent Sunday Platform, answer her call to support Black-owned businesses by learning about 13 practical ways you can support them. (You can also donate to Karen’s own Rise & Root Farm here!)

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