As you know a few weeks ago I went up to Albany to lobby to have NY go fossil free by 2050 and to put some teeth into Cuomo's talk about NY being a climate leader. Today I urge you (if you live anywhere in NYState) to call State Senator Avella. Last night, thanks to our hard work, the Climate and Community Protection Act passed the New York State Assembly by a whopping 95-40 margin! But tomorrow is the last day of the legislative session, and it still needs to pass in the State Senate. Which means the bill's sponsor, Senator Tony Avella, will need to bring it up for a vote. I just called and they're hopeful, but they need to hear from you.
Can you call Senator Avella at 518-455-2210 and urge him to bring the Climate and Community Protection Act (S. 6617) to a vote before the end of session?
In the aftermath of Trump's disastrous withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, New Yorkers cannot wait another year to enact urgently needed climate and equity legislation. As our Assembly sponsor Steve Englebright put it: "It's the most important thing that we could possibly do and punting is not really called for. Action is called for. There is a crisis that our state and nation needed to deal with yesterday. So delaying is a very bad thing." We cannot let the Senate delay this bill. If it comes up for a vote, we believe we have the votes to pass it this year. So it's on us to flood Senator Avella's offices with calls today.
Take 2 minutes to call Senator Avella at 518-455-2210 and tell him New Yorkers cannot afford to delay, please bring this critical bill to a vote.
The more calls the better, so forward this to anyone and everyone who can help out. Don't worry if you're not a constituent---this bill is deeply relevant to all New Yorkers, and we all have a right to advocate with its sponsor.
It's time to get this bill across the finish line. Thank you so much for your help! @nyindivisible @350brooklyn @350org #organizebk #nyrenews @nysenate This photo "Climate Change Is Bigger Than You," was from the recent climate protest at City Hall after Trump pulled out of the Paris Accords. #climatechange #climatechangeisreal @peoplesclimate