The General Election in November
New Yorkers can take advantage of early voting from Oct. 29 through Nov. 6 or vote in-person on Election Day, Nov. 8. To learn more, visit our Voter Information page.
Flip Over Your Ballot When Voting
After you’ve selected your candidates, be sure to flip over your ballot to vote on the ballot initiatives listed on the back. Don’t forget! Tell your friends and family! Because one of those ballot initiatives on the back is the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act.
The Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act
On the back of your ballot, you will find the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fund critical environmental initiatives here in New York State. It will provide money to clean our drinking water, fix crumbling infrastructure, and improve air quality – and creating jobs to get it all done. And WE ACT for Environmental Justice urges you to vote YES for the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act.
Why Vote YES for the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act
Passing the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act will enable the New York State Comptroller to sell bonds to raise $4.2 billion which will be invested in the following areas, with at least 35 percent of these funds – nearly $1.5 billion – being directed to environmental justice communities like ours.
Protect our drinking water by identifying and replacing lead service lines, which can contaminate our drinking water with poisonous lead, as well as upgrading water treatment facilities.
Green Jobs & Infrastructure for Our Communities
Upgrading public transportation, sewer systems, roads, bridges, and waterfront access while supporting the creation of nearly 100,000 local jobs with family-sustaining wages.
Reducing pollution by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and purchasing electric school buses. It will also expand parks, street trees, and other natural areas which can absorb pollution and reduce urban heat.
Reducing extreme heat and the other impacts of climate change, which disproportionately harm our communities. This will be accomplished by funding street trees, green spaces, energy efficient buildings, community gardens, green roofs, and cooling centers in our communities.
Spread the Word
Be sure to tell your friends and family about the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act. And remind them to FLIP IT OVER when they vote, and Vote YES for the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act on the back side of their ballot. Please share our flyer (PDF) to help spread the word!