Green New Deal

In the 1930’s, President Roosevelt delivered a “New Deal” for America to halt the Great Depression. Today, America needs a “Green New Deal” to halt Global Warming. Rockland Citizens Action Network is calling on YOU to contact our Congressperson to actively and unequivocally support the Green New Deal.

Join Rockland Citizens Action Network in respectfully requesting that our Congressperson, Hon. Nita Lowey, use the full power of her office to vigorously support and enact legislation that implements a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan (commonly referred to as the “Plan for a Green New Deal”) for the transition of the United States economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.

Add your name to the RCAN Petition for a Green New Deal

Rockland CAN People’s Forum: HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

How WE Make Universal, Single-payer Health for NY

a REALITY in 2019

Not sure what single-payer means? Hearing predictions of doom? GET THE FACTS.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2019

2:00-4:00 pm

NANUET PUBLIC LIBRARY

149 Church Street, Nanuet, NY

Did you know the New York Health Act has passed in the NYS Assembly the last 4 years?

Hear from an expert panel featuring Richard Gottfried, Chair, Assembly Health Committee and dedicated LEAD SPONSOR of the NYHA.

Now that we, the grassroots, elected a NYS Senate with a majority of co-sponsors and those who ran on supporting the bill, WE can make it pass BOTH houses.  

Come learn how it works: the improved care and access to care, the savings, the economic boons. Ask questions. Discuss the next steps in advocating. Learn how YOU can help.

Meantime, find more at: https://www.nyhcampaign.org/ 

Watch this video by the Business Initiative for Health Policy:

 

 

 

January Meeting Agenda: Thursday, Jan. 17th, West Nyack Library, 6:45-8:45 pm

We open with news of the commutation of sentence for Rafael de Jesus.
At 7pm, we’ll hear from the District Attorney candidates, Patricia Gunning and Victor Alfieri. They’ll each make remarks and take questions from the audience. The role of D.A. is obviously a critical one from the perspective of criminal justice reform. Bring your questions.
At 7:40, special guest County Legislator Deputy Chair Nancy Low-Hogan will provide a Civics 101 on Rockland County Legislature 2019 elections and districts, inform us about the Legislature’s priorities for 2019, and lead discussion on what impact the Legislature has in our community.
Action Groups Education; Environment; NY Health Act; Political Engagement; Social Justice meet, report on actions and plans.

All Welcome.

Happy 2019! Upcoming Events

After a powerful start on January 3rd in the Indivisible Day of Action rally for Congresswoman Lowey in New City, Rockland CAN is excited to share the following actions:

Rockland CAN Meeting:
Thursday, January 17th, 6:45 – 8:45 pm
West Nyack Library
65 Strawtown Rd, West Nyack

UPCOMING LOBBY DAYS:
With the newly elected Democratic majority in the NY State Senate, there’s a great deal of energy in Albany right now, so now we need to get specific with our elected representatives.

“Let NY Vote” Voting Reform Mobilization Day – Historic Vote Scheduled!
Monday, Jan. 14, 11 am
Albany
To RSVP, details and travel info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2124513780946132/
Continue the fight for voting rights.

TRUE BLUE GRASSROOTS COALITION LOBBY DAY
The NY People’s Platform First 100 Days
Tuesday, January 15th, 10 am – 4 pm
Albany
Our statewide coalition that formed to eradicate the IDC continues to show the people’s strength to the legislature and governor. Contact Gina if you think you can attend: 845-359-1713
READ Proposed RULES CHANGES
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZFzndTvwBY0gLMW5AcxKcmffy07_XCfryU6s04TaXyk/edit?usp=sharing
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314947659138200/

OTHER EVENTS:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 21, 3:00- 7:00 pm
Ramapo High School
Spring Valley
Our NY Health Act action group will be collecting health stories and educating on progressive legislation. Join us at our table.

Rally Congress Thursday, January 3rd

“Whose House? Our House!”
Rockland Indivisible Day of Action
10 am – 11 am
Rockland County Courthouse, New City

  Rockland CAN, Rockland United, and We of Action NY join speakers calling for congressional action on crucial campaign finance, voting, and ethics reform (H.R.1), gun safety, and a Green New Deal.  

 Speak out to the House of Representatives & Congresswoman Nita Lowey 
as the 2019 session begins.

2018 in Review

Rockland CAN DID in 2018

We’ve done so much together this year. Here’s to building on it in 2019! 

It’s amazing how much time and dedication so many have put into moving things forward this year. This video shows just some of what we’ve done. History will look back on this period as transformational – one where the people finally stood up and said, “Enough! We need progress! We will not let injustice go unanswered!” 

Here in Rockland County you took action. Working together we are so much stronger – our voices cannot be ignored.

THANK YOU. 

Onward! 

CPV Protest:

On Saturday, June 6, we protested at the CPV fracked gas power plant in Wawayanda, NY. This fracked gas power plant is a ghastly monstrosity that was built on bribes (Governor Cuomo’s right hand man Joseph Percoco has been convicted!) and that will poison our land, water, and air for decades to come. Every Saturday protesters gather in front of the facility to raise consciousness and keep up the pressure to shut down the plant. 350NJ-R joined this protest for the second time on June 9. We were thanked and inspired by Pramilla Malick, Chair of Protect Orange County and candidate for NY State Senate, who has waged a heroic battle over the past several years. You don’t have to wait for the next time we go as a group—if you are free, show up any Saturday from 11 am to noon as many of us have in the past. It’s important to let decision makers know that we care about climate change, fossil fuel infrastructure, and enviro-corruption!

PETITIONING BEGINS TODAY