Actions – Week of March 18, 2019

March's focus - Immigration The Green Light NY campaign is focused on passing legislation (S01747/A03675) to ensure that residents of New York State have access to driver's licenses, regardless of immigration status.  See the below information from Green Light on the value of passing this legislation: Green Light FAQ More

Actions – Week of March 11, 2019

March's focus - Immigration Continuing to contact our legislators to address the humanitarian crisis at the border - not the one defined by the administration, but the treatment of detainees - is imperative this month. Contact your representatives and let them know: we expect them to monitor and address the conditions of immigrants held in detention, and that we need to ensure quality care for all immigrants, but particularly the children an...

Actions – Week of March 4, 2019

March's focus - Immigration While February saw a national emergency declared over the U.S.-Mexico border, stories continue to emerge about horrible mistreatment of children held by our government, as well as the ongoing wall debates.  Our community have rallied time and again around immigrants in our community, as well as supporting children separated from parents, but I wanted to bring this back into focus for our actions this month. There have been numerous disturb...

Actions – Week of February 25, 2019

  February's focus - Environment! We've spent the last couple weeks looking at the Green New Deal, and other federal initiatives under consideration.  While ultimately climate needs to be addressed at a federal (and global!) level, we should take the opportunity to push our New York legislation to move forward now! Contact your Assembly and State Senate representatives, and let them know that you want them to support:
  • The Governor’s budget language, with a More

Actions – Week of February 18, 2019

  February's focus - Environment! This week, Saratoga Unites published an extensive write-up of our opposition to H.R. 763, which is the carbon tax legislation currently sitting with Congress.  The legislation is problematic and doesn't truly address the issues at hand with climate change, particularly considering the carbon tax comes with lifting of EPA emissions regulations. Please read more about this bill and our concerns at our More