Nov
10
    
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Help Kids Ban Toxic Pesticides in NYC Parks,

Playgrounds, and Other Public Spaces!

In 2014, kindergarteners from PS 290 asked their Councilmember to introduce a bill to ban toxic pesticides. In 2015, INTRO 0800 was introduced. In 2017, the children, area residents, and environmental activists testified at a hearing of the City Council Committee on Health.

Now, let’s help the children fulfill their dream – please!

Letter Writing and Phone Call Campaign

We need 18 more Councilmembers to co-sponsor INTRO 0800.

The 8 co-sponsors of INTRO 0800 – 2015 are listed in bold.

Help turn at least 18 City Council from red to green. Ask them to co-sponsor INTRO 0800.

Call or e-mail (https://council.nyc.gov/districts/) or send a snail mail letter to: 250 Broadway. NYC, NY. 10007.


1. Margaret S. Chin.

2. Rosie Mendez.

3. Corey Johnson. (co-sponsor).

4. Daniel R. Garodnick.

5. Ben Kallos. (sponsor)

6. Helen Rosenthal (co-sponsor)

7. Mark Levine.

8. Melissa Mark-Viverito.

9. Bill Perkins.

10. Ydanis Rodriguez.

11. Andrew Cohen.

12. Andy King.

13. James Vacca.

14. Zerega Fernando Cabrera.

15. Ritchie J. Torres.

16. Vanessa L. Gibson.

17. Rafael Salamanca Jr.

18. Annabel Palma.

19. Paul Vallone.

20. Peter Koo (co-sponsor).

21. Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

22. Costa Constantinides (co-sponsor).

23. Barry Grodenchik.

24. Rory I. Lancman.

25. Daniel Dromm.

Daniel Garodnick:

250 Broadway Suite 1762

212-788-7393 phone

26. Jimmy Van Bramer.

27. I. Daneek Miller.

28. Vacant.

29. Karen Koslowitz.

30. Elizabeth S. Crowley.

31. Donovan J. Richards.

32. Eric A. Ulrich.

33. Stephen T. Levin. (co-sponsor)

34. Antonio Reynoso.

35. Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

36. Rafael L. Espinal Jr.

37. Carlos Menchaca (co-sponsor).

38. Brad Lander.

39. Mathieu Eugene (co-sponsor).

40. Darlene Mealy (co-sponsor).

41. Inez Barron.

42. Vincent Gentile.

43. David G. Greenfield.

44. Jumaane D. Williams.

45. Alan N. Maisel.

46. Mark Treyger.

47. Chaim M. Deutsch.

48. Deborah Rose.

49. Steven Matteo.

50. Joseph C. Borelli.


Sample letters.

Feel free to use these or write your own letter. Send to 250 Broadway. NYC, NY 10007

Your name

Address

New York City, New York (zipcode)

Dear City Council Member __________,

I call on you to support INTRO 800 which would ban the use of toxic pesticides in New York City properties, including parks. This important legislation is so important in protecting our health. Eliminating toxic pesticides in parks and other public spaces will also protect our water waterways from toxic runoff.

I urge you to co-sponsor INTRO 0800 – 2015.

Sincerely,

__________________________

For children

Your name

Address

New York City, New York (zipcode)

Dear City Council Member ________,

I am a student at ______________________________. I am _____ years old. Please support INTRO 0800 which will ban the use of toxic pesticides in New York City parks, playgrounds, and public spaces. Toxic pesticides are really bad for children. Please co-sponsor INTRO 0800 – 2015.

Sincerely,

___________________

Talking Points for phone calls

Hello. My name is ________________. I’m calling about INTRO 0800, a bill that would ban the use of toxic pesticides in New York City parks and public spaces.

I would like Council member _____________ to co-sponsor INTRO 0800 because:

Pesticides like Roundup have glyphosate which is so dangerous for children, adults, and animals.

Pesticides can get into the water supply.

Add any other points you want to make.

Do you think that Council member __________________ will co-sponsor INTRO 0800?

Thank you very much. (If they are not sure yet, ask them to call you back, or you can agree to call them back.)

If a Council member says, yes, they will co-sponsor INTRO 0800, please let us know at www.intro0800.com.

November 2017

Mitchell Silver

Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

The Arsenal

Central Park

830 Fifth Ave

New York, NY 10065

Dear Commissioner Silver,

We ask you with a great sense of urgency to thoughtfully consider supporting New York City Legislation INTRO 0800, which would ban the use of toxic pesticides on New York City parks and properties.

There are a growing number of parents throughout the city who are very concerned about the many toxic chemicals used throughout the city and we are looking to you to help make a positive change for the sake of our children.

This important legislation has long been needed to protect the health of all New Yorkers

who regularly utilize the parks and live in nearby apartments, especially our children.  City children already bear an unusually high chemical burden, and eliminating this unnecessary use of pesticides will have a positive impact on their health.

Non-toxic lawn and landscape products, which are widely available and have proven to be effective alternatives to toxic chemical pesticides, have been used very successfully in several of our city parks.

We very much appreciate your support of this effort by concerned citizens of this great city and need your help to convince our council members to pass INTRO 0800-2015.

Sincerely,

Help Kids Ban Toxic Pesticides in NYC Parks,               Playgrounds, and Other Public Spaces!
In 2014, kindergarteners from PS 290 asked their Councilmember to introduce a bill to ban toxic pesticides. In 2015, INTRO 0800 was introduced. In 2017, the children, area residents, and environmental activists testified at a hearing of the City Council Committee on Health.
Now, let’s help the children fulfill their dream – please!
Letter Writing and Phone Call Campaign
We need 18 more Councilmembers to co-sponsor INTRO 0800.  The 8 co-sponsors of INTRO 0800 – 2015 are listed in bold.  Help turn at least 18 City Council from red to green. Ask them to co-sponsor INTRO 0800.  Call or e-mail (https://council.nyc.gov/districts/) or send a snail mail letter to: 250 Broadway. NYC, NY. 10007.
1. Margaret S. Chin.
2. Rosie Mendez.
3. Corey Johnson. (co-sponsor).
4. Daniel R. Garodnick.
5. Ben Kallos. (sponsor)
6. Helen Rosenthal (co-sponsor)
7. Mark Levine.
8. Melissa Mark-Viverito.
9. Bill Perkins.
10. Ydanis Rodriguez.
11. Andrew Cohen.
12. Andy King.
13. James Vacca.
14. Zerega Fernando Cabrera.
15. Ritchie J. Torres.
16. Vanessa L. Gibson.
17. Rafael Salamanca Jr.
18. Annabel Palma.
19. Paul Vallone.
20. Peter Koo (co-sponsor).
21. Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.
22. Costa Constantinides (co-sponsor).
23. Barry Grodenchik.
24. Rory I. Lancman.
25. Daniel Dromm.
Daniel Garodnick:
250 Broadway Suite 1762
212-788-7393 phone
26. Jimmy Van Bramer.
27. I. Daneek Miller.
28. Vacant.
29. Karen Koslowitz.
30. Elizabeth S. Crowley.
31. Donovan J. Richards.
32. Eric A. Ulrich.
33. Stephen T. Levin. (co-sponsor)
34. Antonio Reynoso.
35. Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
36. Rafael L. Espinal Jr.
37. Carlos Menchaca (co-sponsor).
38. Brad Lander.
39. Mathieu Eugene (co-sponsor).
40. Darlene Mealy (co-sponsor).
41. Inez Barron.
42. Vincent Gentile.
43. David G. Greenfield.
44. Jumaane D. Williams.
45. Alan N. Maisel.
46. Mark Treyger.
47. Chaim M. Deutsch.
48. Deborah Rose.
49. Steven Matteo.
50. Joseph C. Borelli.
Sample letters.   Feel free to use these or write your own letter. Send to 250 Broadway. NYC, NY 10007
Your name
Address
New York City, New York (zipcode)
Dear City Council Member __________,
I call on you to support INTRO 800 which would ban the use of toxic pesticides in New York City properties, including parks. This important legislation is so important in protecting our health. Eliminating toxic pesticides in parks and other public spaces will also protect our water waterways from toxic runoff.
I urge you to co-sponsor INTRO 0800 – 2015.
Sincerely,       __________________________
For children
Your name
Address
New York City, New York (zipcode)
Dear City Council Member ________,
I am a student at ______________________________. I am _____ years old. Please support INTRO 0800 which will ban the use of toxic pesticides in New York City parks, playgrounds, and public spaces. Toxic pesticides are really bad for children. Please co-sponsor INTRO 0800 – 2015.
Sincerely,
___________________
Talking Points for phone calls
Hello. My name is ________________. I’m calling about INTRO 0800, a bill that would ban the use of toxic pesticides in New York City parks and public spaces.
I would like Council member _____________ to co-sponsor INTRO 0800 because:
Pesticides like Roundup have glyphosate which is so dangerous for children, adults, and animals.
Pesticides can get into the water supply.
Add any other points you want to make.
Do you think that Council member __________________ will co-sponsor INTRO 0800?
Thank you very much. (If they are not sure yet, ask them to call you back, or you can agree to call them back.)
If a Council member says, yes, they will co-sponsor INTRO 0800, please let us know at www.intro0800.com.


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