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A Call to Action NYC: Rally to ‘Can the Bag’ at City Hall

When:
March 23, 2015: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Where:
New York City Hall, Manhattan map

A Call to Action NYC: Rally to Can the Bag at City Hall

In a March 3 letter to Mayor Bill DeBlasio more than 70 organizations called on his administration and City Council to pass a proposed bag bill by Earth Day – April 22, 2015. The letter notes that similar bag ordinances have decreased single-use plastic bag consumption by 60 to 90 percent. In New York City this would decrease the annual single-use plastic bag consumption from 10 billion per year to between 1 billion and 4 billion single-use plastic bags polluting our environment!

Join Riverkeeper, advocates, and New York City Council members at a rally on the steps of City Hall on Monday, March 23 at 12 p.m. as we ask the city to “can the bag.” This rally increases the pressure on city councilmembers to protect our waters, health, and environment by Earth Day.

We also need the public to speak out. Below are three actions you can take right now to help pass this law.

1. Join us at City Hall for a Rally, Monday, March 23 at 12pm
2. Call and Write Your City Council member
3. Call and Write Mayor DeBlasio

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