LATEST DEVELOPMENT: A source tells us Andrew Cuomo has SUCCEEDED in inserting the same language into the 2020 New York State Budget to kill the Green Party that was struck down by a judge in March. (Read our press release on that victory).
Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the State Legislature are attempting to use the current COVID-19 crisis to destroy the Green Party in New York by changing our state's ballot access requirements to be among the worst in the nation.
Call your representatives in the state Assembly and Senate today and tell them that the legislature must reject the budget legislation based on the Commission's December 1, 2019 report that undermines a New York voter's choice of political party. It is essential that this is shot down now, or there may be no more Green Party after November, 2020.
On March 12, 2020, Justice Ralph Boniello tossed out the law establishing a commission purportedly set up to create a system of publicly financed campaigns. But Cuomo and the legislature's leadership are trying to bring it BACK.
1. Look Up The Contact Information For Your Representatives In The NY State Assembly and Senate.
In the window below, enter your full address and then click "submit." When the window reloads, select the results tab labeled "State" and then scroll down to see your representatives in the Assembly and Senate, along with their contact information.
Please note, you may need to close an email signup form in order to see the address lookup box.2. Call Your Representatives
Tell Them: "My name is ________ and I am a constituent of Assembly Member/Senator ___________. I want more political choice in New York State, not less. I am counting on you to demand that the legislature reject the proposal to insert into the budget the Public Campaign Financing Commission's legislation making New York's ballot access laws for grassroots parties like the Green Party among the worst in the nation. NY voters want and deserve diverse political parties that reflect their perspectives."
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3. Email Cuomo, Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Heastie
Click here to email Gov. Cuomo and tell him no!
Email the Leaders of the Legislature:
- Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie: Speaker@nyassembly.gov
- Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Dear Gov. Cuomo/Speaker Heastie/Leader Stewart-Cousins,
My name is ________ and I am writing to tell you I just got done calling my representatives in the state legislature to tell them I want more political choice in New York State, not less. As a legislative leader, it’s time for you to reject Gov. Cuomo’s attempt to insert the Public Campaign Finance Commission’s recommendations into the state budget. Those recommendations will make New York's ballot access laws for grassroots parties like the Green Party among the worst in the nation, and create a public financing plan that is weak and unworkable. NY voters want and deserve real campaign finance reform and diverse political parties that reflect their perspectives."
4. Tell Us All About It!
In the form below, tell us who you contact and how it went. The Green Party is counting on you!