‘What’s in your hand?’ 1967 Speech by Honorable Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

“….you’re a human being. And you know what you’ve got? You’ve got in your hand the power to use your vote… What’s in your hand?”


Community Voices Heard Power (CVHP) is a multiracial member-led organization that builds power through grassroots organizing. We organize to build power that can change systems and shape policies that ensure social, racial and economic justices for all New York communities, especially low-income and people of color. We fight for the maintenance and expansion of the social safety net; for the preservation and improvement of public and affordable housing options; for the creation of living wage jobs and the workforce development system to help people access these; for a shift in government spending priorities so that critical programs are sustained; and more! CVH Power currently has four chapters across the state: New York, Westchester County, Orange County and Dutchess County.


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New York City 

115 E 106th St, 3Rd Fl. NY, NY 10029 | 212.860.6001 | Aaron@cvhpower.org

Westchester County 

       28 N. Broadway, 2nd Fl. Yonkers, NY 10701 | 914.751.2641 | Juanita@cvhpower.org

Orange County

      87 Ann St, Storefront, Newburgh, NY 12550 | 845.562.2020 | Juanita@cvhpower.org

Dutchess County

     29 North Hamilton St, Suite L17 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 | 845.790.5945 | Juanita@cvhpower.org