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Family Lobby Day to prevent plastic pollution

April 6, 2018: 9:30AM to 3:30PM
NY Capitol, 172 State Street, Albany, NY 12247 map
To Attend:

Please join us and our families (kids welcome!) when we meet with NY state representatives to support legislation banning single-use plastic carryout bags, Senate Bill S7760 and Assembly Bill A9953.

Families from the Capital district will meet in Albany with area Senators and Assemblymembers or staffers, including Sen. Neil Breslin (District 44) and Assemblymember Pat Fahy (District 109). If other Albany-area district families join in, we can see their representatives (or staff) as well, such as Sen. Kathleen A. Marchione (District 43), Assemblymember Phil Steck (District 110) and Assemblymember John McDonald (District 108). Families from other areas are encouraged to contact their Senators and Assemblymembers, too! (See FAQs below for links to your own representatives.)

Where/When: Albany-area families meet Friday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. at West Capitol Park, corner of State Street and South Swan Street. We will then meet with lawmakers or staff at the Capitol building (172 State Street) and Legislative Office Building (198 State Street). If you can only come later, go ahead and stop in to see your legislators!

Families in other areas can arrange their own meetings. (See FAQs below for more contact info)

What: Tell our representatives to protect our environment from plastic bag pollution by (1) signing on as sponsors of the bill, (2) working for the bill’s passage, and (3) issuing public statements in support. Afterwards, we will follow up with our representatives to make sure they heard our voice!

Why: Each year New Yorkers use 23 billion plastic bags! They are made from fossil fuels, litter our neighborhoods and waterways, harm fish and wildlife, and cost our towns and cities (and all of us!) millions of dollars to detangle from recycling and water processing equipment. Plastics never biodegrade, so each plastic bag used today will still be here for our grandchildren’s grandchildren to deal with!

Let’s help educate our kids about good governance and democratic action and show them that we can solve environmental problems together!

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