Earth Day Lobby Day – April 23, 2001

Last year’s Earth Day Lobby Day was a huge success, with over 600 participants and the passage of several of our bills. A coalition of local, state and national environmental groups has once again come together to make this year’s Earth Day Lobby Day the most successful yet.

Power in numbers! Join hundreds of activists from across the state as we lobby for:

¥ energy conservation;

¥ a moratorium on the planting of genetically modified seeds in New York;

¥ Superfund/brownfields funding and cleanup;

¥ healthy school environments;

¥ urban/open space funding; and

¥ asthma emergency room data collection.

Newcomers and students are especially welcome!

The schedule. Earth Day Lobby Day 2001 will be held on Monday, April 23 at the Legislative Office Building from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be speeches from leading government and environment officials, issue briefings and a how-to-lobby workshop in the morning. In the afternoon, we will break into lobby teams; after a noon rally, many of the teams will meet with their own Assemblymembers and Senators. While you are welcome to voice local concerns to your legislators, we will all lobby on our joint agenda in order to have a maximum impact.

For more information, email:, contact Laura DiBetta at 518-462-5526, or visit the Environmental Advocates.

Printed in the March, April 2001 Newsletter