Two of Clearwater’s long time goals
Many thanks to those who have already made a call about the Decommissioning Oversight Board for Indian Point. If you have not yet done so, here is another opportunity.
We are so close to passage and need a strong finish to get this bill passed! Do you have 5 minutes to make 3 calls to guard our future health and safety? Our friend and ally Women in Black understand how important these Bill’s are and have reached out to their network.
They are also asking us to support The Freedom from Fossil Fuels Act.
The bill requires that a NYS roadmap be developed to chart a fossil free future for our state. This is an opportunity to support two important pieces of legislation that will have a huge impact on our future and is something Clearwater has worked towards for many years. Act now!
What follows is a message from the Women in Black. Scroll down for the bill information and numbers to call.
Marilyn Elie, indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Hello dear friends of WIB. Thinking of you all in these challenging times. Hope that you and yours are staying safe and well!
While we are all at home, here is something meaningful you can do today. The NYS legislature must pass two bills (below) which are needed to ensure our future health and safety. The people answering in the Assembly and Senate couldn’t be nicer and you can just leave a message for our governor. If you have any questions you can contact Rosalyn, who is spearheading this important effort at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much!
NP Women in Black
A brave contingent of our Women in Black have resumed vigiling every Saturday 12:45 to 1:30 in front of the Elting Library. To find out our focus each week visit our FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2442195522464316 and please join this FB group too! Each of our topics are also tied to the issue of our day “Black Lives Matter” Join if you can- social distancing and masks are a must! Thanks!
It is expected the New York State Senate and Assembly will have one more legislative session this July. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Senate and Assembly leaders are in the process of prioritizing which bills will be voted on. YOU CAN INFLUENCE THAT DECISION. We must pass this legislation below before this session ends. If you called before call again!
Here are two bills that will have a far reaching effect on the future health and safety of all New Yorkers.
I. Freedom from Fossil Fuels Act.
This legislation places a moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure and requires a state roadmap to a fossil free economy.
Senate Bill: S5200 sponsored by Senator Jen Metzger with 8 co-sponsors.
Assembly Bill: A7479 sponsored by Assemblymember Nily Rozic.
II. New York State Decommissioning Oversight Board for Indian Point.
Senate Bill: S8154 sponsored by Senator Pete Harckham with 5 co-sponsors including Senator Metzger.
Assembly Bill: A10236 sponsored by Assemblymember Sandy Galef with 3 co-sponsors.
WHO TO CALL:
- Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390. (Press 2, then 1 to leave a message – without having to listen to the two recordings.)
- President of the Senate Andrea Stewart-Cousins 518-455-2585
- Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie 518-455-3791 or 718-654-6539
MESSAGE TO EACH:
I am calling to urge (fill in name) to pass
- S5200 and A7479 for the Freedom from Fossil Fuels Act and
- S8154 and A10236 to set up a New York State Decommissioning Oversight Board for Indian Point .
We must pass this legislation before this session ends. We must act now to prevent grave danger to our future health and safety.
Background to this last session of the New York State Legislature:
On May 29 the Senate and Assembly passed critical COVID-19 Legislation. On June 8-10 the Senate and Assembly passed a Police Reform Legislative Package. There will be one more session and it is imperative these two bills to stop fossil fuel infrastructure and create a decommissioning oversight board for Indian Point become law. More information at nysenate.gov and nyassembly.gov if you are interested to know more.
Please feel free to forward this to fellow activists and friends who could make calls or to google groups who might like to participate.
Contact your State Senator and/or Assemblyperson to let them know you would like these two bills voted on in the last session of the legislature. Find their phone and email at