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ALIGN announces the honorees for its 2022 Movement Builder Awards, recognizing a wave of organizing for worker power and a clean future, September 28

2022 Honorees: Amazon workers organizing from New York to Alabama Sarita Gupta and Erica Smiley, authors of The Future We Need Climate leaders James Shillitto, UWUA Local 1-2, and Rahwa Ghirmatzion, PUSH Buffalo New York (August 16, 2022) – ALIGN is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Movement Builder Awards (MBAs), annually recognizing leaders in social, economic, and environmental justice who make New York a national model for progress.…

ALIGN responds to the Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

“The Inflation Reduction Act makes historic investments in renewable energy technologies including wind and solar, industrial decarbonization, clean transportation, and greener, healthier schools and buildings that will create an estimated one million green jobs. These funds will be critical to achieve our climate goals in New York’s nation leading laws: Local Law 97 and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell.

ALIGN, Labor Unions, Climate Organizations Cheer Signing of Green Jobs and Emissions Reductions Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 5, 2022 Contact – Lisa Thomas, 347-415-6431, lisa@alignny.org ALIGN, Labor Unions, Climate Organizations Cheer Signing of Green Jobs and Emissions Reductions Bill The Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act will cut building emissions and create a pipeline for career green job opportunities for New Yorkers NEW YORK – Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN and leader in the Climate Works for All and NY Renews coalitions, released a statement in response to Governor Hochul signing the Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act: “As New York State implements the CLCPA (Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act), the most ambitious climate law in the country, we need labor and climate groups working together toward a just transition.…


ALIGN urges Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams to Take Urgent Climate Action in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30th, 2022 Contact: Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, 347-415-6431 Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, 646-866-9065 ALIGN urges Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams to Take Urgent Climate Action in Wake of Supreme Court Decision NEW YORK – Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN and leader in the Climate Works for All and NY Renews coalitions, released a statement in response to the decision on the Supreme Court limiting EPA’s climate regulation powers: “The Supreme Court once again is overreaching and putting our health at risk.…