Our first Statewide Strategy Summit in New York was a huge success! On January 31st, Mothers from 14 communities in 7 regions gathered in Albany: Adirondacks (Plattsburgh, Keene, Lake Placid, Port Henry), Rochester area (City of Rochester, Fairport, Ontario), Capital Region (Albany, Slingerlands), New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn), Southern Tier (Horseheads, Spencer) and Hudson.
We learned about possible statewide campaign strategies:
- Off-Shore Wind Farm Proposal
- NYS Pipeline Infrastructure
- a Bakken Oil Surety Bill
- the NY Renews Campaign
In small groups, mothers had the opportunity to discuss what excited them about the different strategies, what concerns and questions they had, as well as brainstorm tactics around each strategy.
And we were delighted that folks from 5 allied organizations joined us!: EarthJustice, People’s Climate Movement, Citizens Action of New York, PAUSE, and Environmental Advocates of NY.
SAVE THE DATE: On March 12th (1pm - 6pm) and March 13th (8:30am - 1pm) we will once again come together ( in Brooklyn), to learn about final statewide strategies and then vote on our first statewide campaign. More info to come!
We need you there! Join us! Between now and March 12th there will be opportunities for you to participate in the strategy development process through statewide calls. Information about these calls will be posted on our website.