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Petitioning Governor Andrew Cuomo

Tell Gov. Cuomo: Say NO to Fracking and YES to a Green Economy

Governor Cuomo wants to frack in our backyard. So, we’re going to build the green economy in his.
-The Green Umbrella: NY Youth for a Just and Sustainable Future

New York State officials are making plans to allow dangerous hydraulic fracturing across a wide area of the state, putting the water, health, climate, and the economy of millions of New Yorkers at risk, all for the dirty profits of Big Oil and Big Gas.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has the power to stop this. Send a message to Gov. Cuomo that the people of New York and the whole country demand a ban on fracking.

Stopping fracking in New York State has never been more important. The fight against dirty energy locally is the fight for a stable climate globally. If New York bans fracking, it will be a huge win for grassroots efforts everywhere.

Momentum is building in the fight for clean energy, but the looming decision on fracking in New York threatens our progress. That’s why this weekend, April 27-30, young people from across the region will converge in Albany for Power Shift New York to demonstrate loud and clear to Governor Cuomo that youth voters demand a ban on fracking. 

In NY, and around the country, young people are saying “yes” to the green economy and “no” to the unsustainable option of of a future powered by fossil fuels. We’re taking action to make our voices heard, and our choice is clear: Build the Green Economy. The country is waking up to the dangers of fracking and citizens are mobilizing for action from Ohio to Colorado, from Wyoming to Pennsylvania. 

We’re not waiting around for our future to be handed to us. We’re active and we’re voting. We will take to the streets, legislators’ offices, and come election day we will be standing in line to carry our message forward at the ballot box. In 2008 youth voters turned out in unprecedented numbers not only on election day, but in campaign offices making phone calls, handing out yard signs, and signing up their friends to vote on election day.

As a politician with national ambitions, Governor Cuomo needs to know that we all stand with the young people of New York State against fracking. Send a message to Governor Cuomo: It is your time to make the right choice. The choice is clear. Join us.

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