We Evaluate Elected Officials
NYLCV believes that the environment should be a top concern among voters, candidates and the media in every election and at every level of government, every single year.
In between election cycles, we issue policy agendas, issue support memorandums on bills and provide updates on legislative progress. Follow the bills we’re tracking in the State Legislature here.
NYLCV also sends out questionnaires to candidates for local, state or federal office in New York and assesses their commitment to advancing our agenda to protect public health, conserve natural resources, and fight climate change. Candidates that demonstrate a strong willingness and capacity to advance NYLCV’s pragmatic and effective agenda earn our endorsement.
Though there are nearly fifty policies we will support this year, there are three priority areas that are at the top of our list: clean drinking water, leadership on climate, and farms, food, and organic waste.
Our annual New York City Scorecard holds Council Members accountable for their environmental commitments by evaluating each member on their environmental record
Top Priorities: regional transit analysis; renewable energy; and clean and safe drinking water. (Download PDF)
Top Priorities: expand solar power; improve water quality; LIRR third track; expand electric vehicle infrastructure. (Download PDF)
Top Priorities: sustainable development; invasive species; cleaner air; and expand electric vehicle infrastructure. (Download PDF)
Top Priorities: funding for municipal parks and waterfront revitalization; expansion of farmers markets through the FreshConnect Program; protect children from toxics; increasing access to state-owned farmland; and creating a sustainable funding stream for MTA’s Capital Plan.
Top Priorities: safeguard and restore natural resources; ensure that New Yorkers are protected from toxic chemicals and pollutants; fight the long term effects of climate change