Time is running out to win climate, jobs, and justice in this year’s New York State budget.

We need to act now.

Sign up to visit Senator Pete Harckham’s Peekskill office on February 28th at 2 p.m. to request climate, jobs, and justice in this year’s budget! We will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, Crossroads Shopping Center, 1101-09 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566. Parking instructions will be emailed to you after you sign up.

February 28th is the last time our legislators and/or their critical legislative teams will be in their district offices before they submit their budgets for final negotiations. We need to make sure they hear from us about how critical it is to include climate justice funding in this year’s budget.

FOR EXAMPLE — We’re asking for at least $1 billion now, and at least $7 billion per year by passing the Climate and Community Investment Act. What’s this?

The Climate and Community Investment Act will make polluters pay for the toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases they emit into our air. It would raise $7-$10 billion per year that would be invested directly into our communities. This money would fund:

  • Green jobs and infrastructure: Building utility-scale wind turbines and solar panels, making our buildings more efficient, updating our electric grid, expanding public transit upstate, and more

  • Community Just Transition Fund: Direct grants to community orgs to support community-led energy planning, reduce local emissions, and increase resiliency. 75% of funds go to marginalized communities.

  • NY Energy Rebate Fund: Direct assistance to low and moderate income families to reduce the burden of energy costs. Families are automatically opted in.

Impacted Worker Fund: Cash and job training to impacted workers, funds to replace lost tax revenue for municipalities and school districts, expanding economic development programs.

Join us to tell Senator Harckham on February 28th: we can’t wait — fund climate justice now!

We will make sure you’re prepared and trained with materials, talking points, signs, and leave behinds. Meet at 1: 30 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, Crossroads Shopping Center, 1101-09 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566, parking instructions will be mailed to after you sign up.

Senator Pete Harckham stood with us last spring when the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act was passed. Let’s make sure he does it again, and funds climate justice in this year’s budget and beyond.

In solidarity,

Lobby Lead for NY Renews