While we're focusing on canvassing for Adil Ahmed in West New York on May 4th, and our County Committee Candidate Training on May 8th, there are some great opportunities for environmental activism coming up soon.
On Wednesday, the Sunrise Movement at Saint Peter's University is hosting a Town Hall for the Green New Deal on their campus. Join them at 7PM in the Pope Lecture Hall to discuss the proposal and find out how you can help make it a reality.
Then, on Saturday (before you come to West New York to canvass for Adil Ahmed), stop by Lincoln Park to buy a Compost Bin or Rain Barrel (both $40) from the Hudson County Improvement Authority.
And finally, make plans to come out to Ridgefield and North Bergen on May 18 to join the student-led March for Our Lungs to protest plans for a new power plant. Despite both Hudson and Bergen Counties having F air quality ratings, the city of North Bergen plans to build a gas burning power plant that will sit on the banks of a river that floods regularly, be the single most polluting power plant in the state of New Jersey, and provide all of its electricity exclusively to New York.
Who to Call
Congressman Sires released a long list of the budget priorities he is focusing on for this term on Friday, including funding for WIC/SNAP, Head Start, improved infrastructure programs, and some small environmental initiatives. Whether in praise or criticism, he should hear from his constituents.
Give him a call:
Albio Sires (202-225-7919)