NYLCV has announced its latest round of endorsements in the 2021 general election cycle, endorsing 12 candidates for local elections across New York. This year, 270 candidates sought the endorsement, a record number. NYLCV Gives Green is endorsing in 100 races across the state, the most ever for municipal elections in the organization’s history.
On July 22, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act, one of NYLCV’s top policy priorities, with overwhelming bipartisan support. The U.S. Senate passed a same-as bill in June.
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) has established New York’s ambitious and comprehensive climate and clean energy law. One of the main goals of the Act is to move the state toward achieving the 2040 Zero Emission Target.
Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign released his Build Back Better climate action plan which aims to fight climate change while supporting, growing, and greening the economy. New Yorkers will benefit from federal support and investment into climate resilient infrastructure, jobs, and environmental justice.
Electric vehicles (EVs) save New Yorkers money and reduce air pollution. New York State is helping put more electric cars and trucks on the road, while also supporting researchers, policy makers, property developers, municipal planners, and zoning boards in their efforts to expand EV use.