5-DAY CALL CHALLENGE: Call Albany Every Day this Week for a Better New York for All!
With the Destroyer in Chief in the White House, New York should and can move forward on key issues like climate change, protecting immigrants, and housing.
We’re challenging all our members to call their state representatives and Governor Cuomo EVERY DAY this week to support crucial legislation to help all New Yorkers. All you need is 5 minutes a day for the next 5 days and we can make meaningful change in New York.
☛ MONDAY: DRIVERS’ LICENSES FOR ALL!
Right now, undocumented immigrants cannot obtain driver’s licenses in NY State. This makes people vulnerable to ICE arrest and hinders their ability to access healthcare.
▶︎ Script: My name is… and I’m a constituent from… I’m calling to ask Governor Cuomo/the Senator /the Assembly Member to support legislation to allow undocumented citizens the right to obtain driver’s licenses. There is no excuse not to pass this bill to protect immigrant New Yorkers and I will be watching what happens with this bill closely.◀︎
☛ TENANT TUESDAY: HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT!
More and more New Yorkers are housing insecure because of unchecked gentrification. The Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance is proposing 9 bills that would update renter protection laws by protecting tenants from eviction without good cause, and closing loopholes like vacancy decontrol and vacancy bonuses that incentivize tenant harassment.
▶︎ Script: Hi, my name is… I’m a constituent from… and I am calling to demand that Senator/Assembly Member/ Governor _________ vote for the 9 bills in the Housing Justice for All housing platform. This platform that would provide protection for tenants against corporate landlords and real estate lobbyists who value profit over people. Housing is a human right and this will inform my vote in 2020.◀︎
☛ WEDNESDAY: WE NEED A #GREENNEWDEAL FOR NY!
The Climate and Community Protection Act would cut carbon emissions from all sectors to zero by 2050, mandate investment in green jobs, and require 40% of state energy spending to go to vulnerable communities. The last hearing on the CCPA is Thursday, 5/17, so calling today is extra important!
▶︎ Script: I’m calling to ask ______ to support the Climate and Community Protection Act and ensure that this bill gets a vote in the 2019 session. We cannot afford to wait any longer to take action to protect people from the climate crisis. Will the Senator/Assembly Member/Governor commit to making sure this bill gets a vote in 2019?◀︎
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☛ THURSDAY: RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE ON PAROLE!
This legislation would restore the right to vote to all New Yorkers on parole.
▶︎ Script: Hi, my name is… and I’m constituent from…I’m calling to express support for S1931/ A4987 which would restore the right to vote to individuals on parole. Will the Senator/Assembly Member/Governor support this bill?◀︎
☛ FRIDAY: UPDATE NEW YORK’S HUMAN RIGHTS LAW!
This legislation would bring New York’s employee protections into the 21st century.
▶︎ Script: Hi, my name is… and I’m constituent from… I’m calling to express support for S3817/ A7083 which would expand New York’s human rights law by increasing protections for employees who have been harassed or discriminated against including sexual harassment.◀︎
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