As we move into July of 2019 the legislative session in Albany, NY is over. We have lost the Religious Exemption to Vaccination and lawsuits are being filed to challenge this egregious violation of Religious, Health & Educational Rights. I will update this section soon, but as of right now there is no urgent reason to contact Albany lawmakers.
More coming soon:
This comes from John Gilmore of http://autismactionnetwork.org/ – it is the list of contacts that are most important to call, email and send letters to for June of 2019. We are focusing on the Assembly.
As always, contact the reps you can vote for first:
Find your State Senator here: https://www.nysenate.gov/registration/nojs/form/start/find-my-senator
Find your State Assemblyman here: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/
Call Gov. Andrew Cuomo 518-474-8390
Please start calling the following legislators.
Carl Heastie, the Speaker of the Assembly, has extraordinary influence in the Assembly. Please call his offices: 1446 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469
718-654-6539 / Fax:718-654-5836 LOB 932
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-3791 / Fax:518-455-4812 — Speaker@nyassembly.gov
And we need the support of the Majority Leader of the Assembly Crystal Peoples Stokes. Please call her offices. 425 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-897-9714 LOB 926
Albany, NY 12248
The following legislators are top priorities because of their positions on key committees and histories of supporting religious exemptions and vaccine rights in the past. Please call their offices and ask to talk to a staffer about why A2371a is a very bad idea. Talking points are at the end of this message.
Carmen E. Arroyo, 518-455-5402, 718-292-2901, ArroyoC@nyassembly.gov, (D-Bronx) Co-sponsored A8123a, longtime supporter of religious exemptions, oddly on A2371 as a co-sponsor. We think she can be persuaded to oppose A2371
Rodneyse Bichotte, 518-455-5385, 718-940-0428, BichotteR@nyassembly.gov, (D-Flatbush) Key vote on Assembly Health Committee. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Kevin Cahill, 518-455-4436, 845-338-9610, CahillK@nyassembly.gov, (D-Kingston) Key vote on the Assembly Health committee. Has not taken a public position.
Vivian Cook, 518-455-4203, 718-322-3975, CookV@nyassembly.gov,(D-Queens) Longtime supporter of religious exemptions, oddly on A2371 as a co-sponsor. We think she can be persuaded to oppose
Maritza Davila, 518-455-5537, 718-443-1205, DavilaM@nyassembly.gov, (D-Brooklyn) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371a. We think she can be persuaded to oppose A2371
Carmen De La Rosa, 518-455-5807, 212-544-2278, firstname.lastname@example.org, (D-Inwood) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Erik Dilan, 518-455-5821, 718-386-4576, DilanE@nyassembly.gov, (D-Brooklyn) 9D-Brooklyn) Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Inez Dickens, 518-455-4793, 212-866-5809, DickensI@nyassembly.gov, (D-Harlem) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Nathalia Fernandez, 518-455-5844, 718-409-0109, email@example.com, (D-Bronx), Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Ron Kim, 518-455-5411 , 718-939-0195, KimR@nyassembly.gov, (D-Flushing), Key vote on the Assembly Health committee. Has not taken a public position on A2371. Co-sponsored A8123a.
Amy Paulin, 518-455-5585, 914-723-1115, PaulinA@nyassembly.gov, (D-Westchester) Key vote on Assembly Health Committee. Longtime supporter of religious exemptions, oddly on A2371 as a co-sponsor. We think she can be persuaded to oppose
Victor Pichardo, 518-455-5511, 718-933-6909, Pichardov@nyassembly.gov, (D-Bronx) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A8123a.
Jose Rivera, 518-455-5414, 718-933-2204, RiveraJ@nyassembly.gov, (D-Bronx) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Daniel Rosenthal, 518-455-4404, 718-969-1508, firstname.lastname@example.org, (D-Queens) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Angelo Santabarbara, 518-455-5197, 518-843-0227, SantabarbaraA@nyassembly.gov, (D-Rotterdam), Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Nader Sayegh, 518-455-3662, 914-779-8805, email@example.com, (D-Yonkers), Key vote on Assembly Health Committee. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Robin Schimminger, 518-455-4767, 716-873-2540, SchimmR@nyassembly.gov, (D-Kenmore) Key vote on Assembly Health Committee. Longtime supporter of religious exemptions. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Rebecca Seawright, 518-455-5676, 212-288-4607, SeawrightR@nyassembly.gov (D-Manhattan) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Michaelle Solages, 518-455-4465, s 516-599-2972, SolagesM@nyassembly.gov, (D-Elmont)Record of supporting religious exemptions. Saying she will vote yes on A2371.
Al Taylor, 518-455-5491, 212-234-1430, firstname.lastname@example.org, (D-Washington Heights) Co-sponsored A8123a, oddly on A2371 as a co-sponsor. We think he can be persuaded to oppose A2371
Latrice Walker, 518-455-4466, 718-342-1256, WalkerL@nyassembly.gov, (D-Brooklyn) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Jaime Williams, 518-455-5211, 718-252-2124, email@example.com (D-Brooklyn) Co-sponsored A8123a. Has not taken a public position on A2371.
Nick Perry, 518-455-4166, 718-385-3336, PerryN@nyassembly.gov, (D-Brooklyn) Key vote on the Assembly Codes committee. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
Gary Pretlow, 518-455-5291, 914-667-0127, PretloJ@nyassembly.gov (D-Mount Vernon) Key vote on the Assembly Codes committee. Has not taken a public position on A2371a.
And we would like to get the support of the following members of the Assembly:
Jeffrion Aubry, 518-455-456, 718-457-3615, AubryJ@nyassembly.gov
Brian Barnwell, 518-455-4755, 718-651-3185, BarnwellB@nyassembly.gov
Didi Barrett, 518-455-5177, 845-454-1703, BarrettD@nyassembly.gov
Michael Blake, 518-455-5272, 718-538-3829, BlakeM@nyassembly.gov
David Buchwald, 518-455-5397, 914-244-4450, BuchwaldD@nyassembly.gov
Catalina Cruz, 518-455-4567, 718-458-5367, CruzC@nyassembly.gov
Michael Cusick, 518-455-5526, 718-370-1384, CusickM@nyassembly.gov
Michael DenDekker, 518-455-4545, 718-457-0384, DenDekkerM@nyassembly.gov
Steve Englebright, 518-455-4804, 631-751-3094, EngleS@nyassembly.gov
Charles Fall, 518-455-4677, 718-442-9932, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathylde Frontus, 518-455-4811, 718-266-0267, FrontusM@nyassembly.gov
David Gantt, 518-455-5606, 585-454-3670, GanttD@nyassembly.gov
Judy Griffin, 518-455-4656, 516-561-8216, GuntheA@nyassembly.gov
Pamela Hunter, 518-455-5383, 315-449-9536, HunterP@nyassembly.gov
Alicia Hyndman, 518-455-4451, 718-723-5412, email@example.com
Kimberly Jean-Pierre, 518-455-5787, 631-957-2087, firstname.lastname@example.org
Billy Jones, 518-455-5943, 518-562-1986, email@example.com
Latoya Joyner, 518-455-5671, 718-538-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Lifton, 518-455-5444, 607-277-8030, LiftonB@nyassembly.gov
Donna Lupardo, 518-455-5431, 607-723-9047, LupardoD@nyassembly.gov
Brian Manktelow, 518-455-5655, 315-946-5166, email@example.com
Karen McMahon, 518-455-4618, n 716-634-1895, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Miller, 518-455-4621, 718-805-0950, MillerMG@nyassembly.gov
Yuh-Line Niou, 518-455-3640 , 212-312-1420, email@example.com
Felix Ortiz, 518-455-3821, 718-492-6334, OrtizF@nyassembly.gov
Steven Otis, 518-455-4897, 914-939-7028, OtisS@nyassembly.gov
Stacey Pheffer Amato, 518-455-4292, 718-945-9550, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Ramos, 518-455-5185, 631-435-3214, email@example.com
Taylor Raynor, 518-455-5861, 516-489-6610, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karines Reyes, 518-455-5102, 718-931-2620, email@example.com
Robert Rodriguez, 518-455-4781, 212-828-3953, Rrodriguez@nyassembly.gov
Jamie Romeo, 518-455-5373, 585-467-0410, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Stec, 518-455-5565, 518-792-4546, StecD@nyassembly.gov
Steve Stern, 518-455-5732, 631-271-8025, email@example.com
Al Stirpe, 518-455-4505, 315-452-1115, StirpeA@nyassembly.gov
Michele Titus, 518-455-5668, 718-327-1845, TitusM@nyassembly.gov
Helene Weinstein, 518-455-5462, n 718-648-4700, WeinstH@nyassembly.gov
Tremaine Wright, 518-455-5474, 718-399-7630, firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Talking points:
Students with religious exemptions are only one out of 1000 people in the state,
Students with religious exemptions are less than 1% of students statewide,
Students with religious exemptions are less than .5% of students in NYC,
There are eight times as many students without religious exemptions who have not had the MMR vaccine as people with religious exemptions according to the CDC. S2994 does nothing about that.
With the Democrats: This bill is established that the State has the power to tell people what to do with their bodies and their children’s bodies? What ever happened to “My body, my choice.”
With the Republicans: This bill is a gross infringement on parental and religious rights and takes away a right we have always had in New York for no rational reason.
We have no data at all showing that students with religious exemption have any role in the outbreak. Even Mayor de Blasio admitted that. https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2019/05/07/de-blasio-measles-reality-has-nothing-to-do-with-religious-vaccine-exemptions-1009681
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