PUSH Wins Big Victory! Green Jobs Green NY Act 2k9 Passes!

September was a big month for PUSH Buffalo and folks on the West Side as we won a huge victory when the New York State Senate passed our legislation, the Green Jobs, Green NY Act 2009 by 52-8. We collected over 1,000 pledge cards to let our politicians know that we need to stay warm in the winter and have jobs in our back yards! The legislation calls for over 1 million units to be weatherized over 5 years, for 5 billion dollars of private investment, and for over 120,000 jobs to be created by and around that work! PUSH would like to thank each and every person who signed a pledge card. When we dropped off a stack of 1,000 of them, we let our politicians know that we’re serious about getting our homes weatherized and getting green jobs where we live. Thanks to that type of pressure state-wide, the bill passed by a lot! Now we need to make sure that Buffalo is FIRST in line to get this work done. We know we need it here as we’re still the third poorest city in the country and the 4th most expensive city to heat in the winter. So please come on out to out next member meeting, October 17th at 3p.m. to help us plan some next steps!