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Action Alert: The NY Senate bill to block implementation of NYC’s #BYOBag law is likely to be voted on today (Tues, Jan 17th).

  • Call your Senator.
  • Call and Email your Assembly Person.

#CallYourSenator to express your opposition to S362. Now more than ever it’s time to #ProtectLocalVictories and #EndPlasticPollution!

Find your Senator – Go to https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator and type in your address, call the phone number for the legislative office (preferably during business hours but you can leave a message after hours).

You can use this: Hi, my name is _________ and I’m a constituent in Senator ______’s district. My address is _______. I’m calling to express my opposition to Senate Bill 362. The bill would preempt NYC’s BYOBag law that’s set to go into effect February 15th. NYC’s law was the result of years of advocacy and compromise and NYC deserves a chance to show that it works. I urge Senator _______ to oppose S362. Please let me know the Senator’s position on the S362, my phone number is _______. Thank you.

Find your Assembly Person – Go to http://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/ and type in your address, call the phone number for the legislative office (preferably during business hours but you can leave a message after hours).

Call and Email your Assembly person in opposition to the Assembly Bill A1750 which is the same bill as Senate Bill 362

Script you can use: Hi, my name is _________ and I’m a constituent in Assemblymember ______’s district. My address is _______. I’m calling to express my opposition to Assembly Bill 1750. The bill would preempt NYC’s BYOBag law that’s set to go into effect February 15th. NYC’s law was the result of years of advocacy and compromise and NYC deserves a chance to show that it works. I urge Assemblymember  _______ to oppose A1750. Please let me know the Assemblymember ’s position on the A1750, my phone number is _______. Thank you.

Note: The Senate has the votes, but the Assembly is where we can stop this thing!

Social Media

Tweets for Senators

  • NY Senate expected to vote on bag bill! Call your Senator to OPPOSE 362 & protect NYC’s #BYOBag law. #StopPreemption http://bit.ly/2j2P2rW

Tweets for Assembly 

  • NY Assembly meeting this week on bag bill! Call your Assemblymember to OPPOSE A1750 & protect NYC’s #BYOBag law. http://bit.ly/2j2P2r[links to bag advocate press release on CM Lander’s website]
  • Let’s show that local grassroots organizing can Trump corporate lobbyists. #NYC #BYOBag #NoOnA1750  http://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/

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*** If you’d like to read the preemption bill the text is available here:

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/s362/amendment/original

Brad Lander website – Feb 15th Bag Advocates Press Release

http://bradlander.nyc/news/updates/new-york-s-environmental-groups-overwhelmingly-oppose-albany-s-plan-to-roll-back-enviro

http://bit.ly/2j2P2rW