The 23rd Annual Earth Day Lobby Day will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at the State Capitol in Albany, New York. Hundreds of citizens from every corner of New York State will meet with their state lawmakers and show their support for the environment.
This year's Earth Day Lobby Day will focus on critically important environmental issues such as expanding solar energy, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, keeping toxic chemicals out of children’s products, and protecting New York from the dangers of hydrofracking.
Specifically we will be lobbying on the following environmental “Super Bills”:
- Fracking Moratorium & Health Impacts Assessment: A5424A/S4236A
- Global Warming Pollution Cap: A6327; S735
- New York Solar Bill: A5060/S2522
- Child Safe Products Act: A6328
This year, for the first time ever, the environmental community will also join together in calling for Campaign Finance Reform as a key plank in our legislative platform. Too often, good environmental bills are blocked in the state legislature because of big spending by special interests. Reform of Albany's "pay to play" system is needed and long-overdue.
The day’s events will last from 9:30 to 3:00. The morning program will take place in Hearing Room C of the Legislative Office Building. To participate in the afternoon lobbying activities, you must register by Thursday, April 18th.