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ALIGN in Action Newsletter: For Jobs and Justice

A Newsletter for the Movement for Economic, Climate, and Racial Justice Published October 11th 2021   New York City’s election season is here, giving us an opportunity to elect leaders that will move our City toward equity and resiliency, where neighborhoods are free of pollution, and our economy is sustained by good, green union jobs.…

Governor Hochul Announces $59 Million “Clean Green Schools” Initiative To Improve Air Quality And Reduce Carbon Emissions In Pre-K-12 Schools

  • September 23, 2021
Governor Hochul Announces $59 Million “Clean Green Schools” Initiative To Improve Air Quality And Reduce Carbon Emissions In Pre-K-12 Schools Education Leaders to Convene in Fall to Discuss Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency and Healthy Solutions for More Than 500 Schools in Disadvantaged Communities September 23, 2021 Governor Kathy Hochul today allocated $59 million for the new Clean Green Schools initiative, which aims to advance clean energy and energy efficiency solutions that will improve indoor air quality and reduce emissions for more than 500 public and private Pre-K-12 schools in disadvantaged communities across the state. …

GIANARIS, REYES, AND ADVOCATES CELEBRATE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FINALLY IMPLEMENTING THEIR NY HERO ACT

  • September 7, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2021 Contact: Alexander Marion | marion@nysenate.gov | (315) 439-9806 GIANARIS, REYES, AND ADVOCATES CELEBRATE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FINALLY IMPLEMENTING THEIR NY HERO ACT Senator Gianaris, Assembly Member Reyes & Essential Worker Coalition Called on NYS Department of Health to Certify Covid-19 As Public Health Threat, Triggering Workplace Protections Included in NY HERO Act – Passed and Signed in May NEW YORK – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Karines Reyes, and members of the Essential Worker Coalition expressed their relief that the New York State Health Department finally certified Covid-19 as a threat to public health.…


City Council Votes to Strengthen & Expand Landmark Climate Legislation

  • September 1, 2021
For Immediate Release Thursday, August 26, 2021 Contact: Sarah Crean // screan@council.nyc.gov // 646-763-0143  City Council Votes to Strengthen & Expand Landmark Climate Legislation Per New Legislation Introduced by CM Rosenthal, City of NY & Public Housing Properties Will Be Held to Same Emissions Reductions Standards as Private Sector; Enforcement Mechanism Created NEW YORK — Today the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to both strengthen and expand the reach of the landmark climate bill — Local Law 97.