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Big Victory for Green Jobs: Climate Activists Celebrate State Budget That Preserves New York City’s Law Requiring Building Retrofits

For Immediate Release: April 1st, 2021 Media Contact: Dan Morris. 917.952.8920. Big Victory for Green Jobs: Climate Activists Celebrate State Budget That Preserves New York City’s Law Requiring Building Retrofits New York – Tonight, climate activists across New York City are celebrating the victory of a final state budget that protects Local Law 97, New York City’s landmark law that will create thousands of green jobs through retrofits that make buildings more energy efficient.…

$15 billion climate revenue bill introduced in NY State Senate

$15 billion climate revenue bill introduced in NY State Senate The Climate and Community Investment Act would invest funds generated by a penalty on pollution in renewable infrastructure and climate justice Albany, NY — The Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA, S4264A) was introduced by Senator Kevin Parker (D, WF-Brooklyn) in the New York State Senate and is co-sponsored by Senators Alessandra Biaggi (D, WF-Bronx and Westchester), Jabari Brisport (D-Brooklyn), Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), Michelle Hinchey (D-Hudson Valley), Robert Jackson (D, WF-Manhattan), Rachel May (D, WF-Syracuse), Jessica Ramos (D, WF-Queens),  Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D, WF-Rockland County) and James Sanders (D-Queens).…

Climate Leader Urges New York State Assembly and State Senate to Hold Firm Against Cuomo’s Plan to Kill Thousands of Green Jobs in NYC

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2021 Media Contact: Dan Morris. 917.952.8920. Climate Leader Urges New York State Assembly and State Senate to Hold Firm Against Cuomo’s Plan to Kill Thousands of Green Jobs in NYC New York – Today, Maritza Silva-Farrell, a top climate leader in New York and executive director of ALIGN, released the following statement in response to the one-house budgets from the New York State Assembly and State Senate: “I’m pleased to see that the one-house budgets from the New York State Assembly and State Senate reject Cuomo’s proposal to gut Local Law 97, a key component of the Green New Deal for New York City.…

Eyeing City Budget Surplus and COVID Relief Funds, Climate Activists Push Mayor de Blasio to Invest $200 Million in Green Jobs

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2021 Media Contact: Dan Morris. 917.952.8920. Eyeing City Budget Surplus and COVID Relief Funds, Climate Activists Push Mayor de Blasio to Invest $200 Million in Green Jobs New York – Climate leaders and advocacy organizations involved in the Climate Works for All coalition are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to invest $200 million in green jobs and infrastructure to drive economic recovery in communities hit hardest by COVID and climate change.…

Essential Workers Applaud New York State Senate for Passing COVID Safety Bill, Urge Assembly, Governor Cuomo to Act Immediately as Dangerous New Variant Spreads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1st, 2021 Contact: Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, 646.866.9065 Essential Workers Applaud New York State Senate for Passing COVID Safety Bill, Urge Assembly, Governor Cuomo to Act Immediately as Dangerous New Variant Spreads Albany, NY -Today, Essential workers applauded the New York State Senate for passing vital legislation that will protect them against COVID-19.…