Short and sweet today, as I’ve been enjoying the onset of summer weather in NYC and focused on organizing work, among other things, rather than writing of late. To quote from an email from my friend Pete Sikora of New York Communities for Change:
“Intro 2317 – which ends gas in new construction and gut renovations – now is up to 11 co-sponsors. That’s great progress! Now, it’s time for Council Speaker Corey Johnon to make a decision: does he support people or the real estate and gas corporate lobbyists?
RSVP now to join us and the #GasFreeNYC coalition to rally this Thursday, June 17th from 4:30-5:30 outside NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (50th Street entrance)
We know Speaker Johnson will be there since NBC is taping the next Comptroller election debate there. We’re there to urge him to co-sponsor and pass Intro 2317. Please join the rally for a #GasFreeNYC.
Pete goes on to link to some articles which share background on gas bans in general, and our gas-ban push in NYC in particular, including the following from the WSJ, The Real Deal, SP Global, and Politico. I hope you’ll read up, and – if you live in NYC – get on the phone with your city council person and plan to join us on Thursday at 4:30 PM if your schedule allows.
Here’s to a transformative decade ahead.