About Us

ROCitizen is a grassroots organization committed to building a healthy, sustainable, and just community. We support candidates who share our vision for a more equitable Rochester and work to strengthen awareness for policies and programs that would benefit all members of our city, county, and state.

Founded in 2016, the organization grew out of the Bernie Sanders campaign in Monroe County. During that campaign, we knocked on over 37,000 doors and made thousands of calls to voters around the state.

We are the Rochester chapter of NYPAN (New York Progressive Action Network) and a local affiliate of Our Revolution.

Co-Directors:  Carrie Gilroy, Ravi Mangla

Treasurer:  Dorothy Drahzal

Secretary:  Cindy Butterworth

At-Large Members:  John Gilsenan, Mary Nicholas, John Nelson