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Spam Cuomo and Legislative Leadership!

If you missed our event calling, emailing, and social media spamming Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie, you can participate by taking the actions on this guide!


Call Script


Hello _________, my name is ________. I am calling on behalf of the New York Youth Climate Leaders to ask for your support in eliminating nonessential fossil fuel subsidies from the NYS budget. This will free up $551 million annually in necessary revenue to address our budget deficit. Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies also aligns with the stipulations of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). By eliminating these subsidies, immediate action can be taken on climate change to avert its worst effects on current and future generations. Thank you and stay well.


Governor Andrew Cuomo

  • Office: 1-518-474-8390

Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

  • Albany office: (518) 455-2715

  • 2nd Albany office: (518) 455-2585

  • District office: (914) 423-4031

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

  • Albany office: 518-455-3791

  • District office: 718-654-6539

Email & Letter Template


Dear Senator/Assemblymember _____,


My name is ____, I am __ years old and I am with the New York Youth Climate Leaders.


The Covid-19 pandemic has brought massive hardship to NYS. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers have died, unemployment has skyrocketed, and people continue struggling to meet their basic needs. Additionally, New York State currently has a $15 billion budget deficit, which threatens the funding of essential services like healthcare and education, which are especially crucial during this hard time.


To help improve this situation, we should cut all non-essential fossil fuel subsidies from the budget this year. New York State loses about $1.6 billion in tax revenue every year on fossil fuel related tax expenditures. It is environmentally and morally wrong to fund the destruction of our Earth, but it would also be fiscally responsible to eliminate all non-essential fossil fuel subsidies in light of our current financial crisis. Instead of cutting essential services that help New Yorkers, cutting fossil fuel related tax expenditures can help us fill our budget deficit, as well as reach the goals established by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.


The United Nations predicts that climate change will be irreversible by 2030, when I will be ___ years old. Now is the time to pass vital legislation to combat the effects of this crisis, so that my future is possible.


Thank you,

___________


Governor Andrew Cuomo

Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

  • scousins@nysenate.gov

  • Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins 28 Wells Avenue, Building #3 Yonkers, NY 10701

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

  • Speaker@nyassembly.gov

  • Speaker Carl Heastie 1446 East Gun Hill Road Bronx, NY 10469

Social Media Actions

Instagram


Go to our Instagram post (@ny2cl).

  1. Like our post and leave a comment tagging Governor Cuomo (@nygovcuomo), Speaker Heastie (@cheastie), and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins (@andreastewartcousins).

  2. Repost on your story!

If you want, we'd love if you posted the graphic on your personal account!

  1. Tag us (@ny2cl), Governor Cuomo (@nygovcuomo), Speaker Heastie (@cheastie), and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins (@andreastewartcousins).

Sample Instagram Captions:


Feel free to use these, some combination of these, or write one of your own! (But be sure to tag us, @ny2cl, Governor Cuomo, @nygovcuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, @andreastewartcousins, and Speaker Heastie, @cheastie.)

  • Today, I’m joining @ny2cl to call on @nygovcuomo, @andreastewartcousins, @cheastie, and the NYS legislature to eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies from the NYS budget. We must end breaks for the planet destroying fossil fuel industry now!

  • Today, we’re calling on @nygovcuomo, @andreastewartcousins, @cheastie, and the NYS legislature to eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies to address our $15 billion budget deficit, which threatens the funding of essential services.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive hardship to NYS. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers have died, unemployment has skyrocketed, and people continue struggling to meet their basic needs. Today, we’re calling on @nygovcuomo, @andreastewartcousins, @cheastie, and the NYS legislature to eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies from our state’s budget!

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive hardship to NYS. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers have died, unemployment has skyrocketed, and people continue struggling to meet their basic needs. That’s why today, we’re calling on @nygovcuomo, @andreastewartcousins, @cheastie, and the NYS legislature to eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies to address our $15 billion budget deficit, which threatens the funding of essential services.

Twitter

  1. Like and retweet our tweet (on @NYYouthClimate) and tag Governor Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo), Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins (@AndreaSCousins), and Speaker Heastie (@CarlHeastie).

Sample Tweets & Retweets


Feel free to use these, some combination of these, or write one of your own! (But be sure to tag us, @NYYouthClimate, Governor Cuomo, @NYGovCuomo, Speaker Heastie, @CarlHeastie, and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, @AndreaSCousins).

  • Today, I’m joining @NYYouthClimate to call on @NYGovCuomo, @AndreaSCousins, @CarlHeastie, and the NYS legislature to eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies from the NYS budget. We must end breaks for the planet destroying fossil fuel industry now!

  • Today, I’m joining @NYYouthClimate to call on @NYGovCuomo, @AndreaSCousins, @CarlHeastie, and the NYS legislature to eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies to address our $15 billion budget deficit, which threatens the funding of essential services.

  • This year, tens of thousands of NY’ers have died, unemployment has skyrocketed & people are struggling to meet their basic needs. We’re calling on @NYGovCuomo, @AndreaSCousins, @CarlHeastie, and the legislature to eliminate nonessential fossil fuel subsidies from our budget!

Accounts to Tag


The New York Youth Climate Leaders

  • Instagram: @ny2cl

  • Twitter: @NYYouthClimate

Governor Andrew Cuomo:

  • Instagram: @nygovcuomo

  • Twitter: @NYGovCuomo

Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

  • Instagram: @andreastewartcousins

  • Twitter: @AndreaSCousins

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

  • Instagram: @cheastie

  • Twitter: @CarlHeastie

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