We are so very proud of our CafCu students in grades 3-8, who creatively advocated for this bill and helped to achieve this landmark environmental victory!
A HUGE THANK YOU to City Councilman Brad Lander and Councilwoman Margaret Chin, co-sponsors of the bag bill - INTRO 209A. Thank you to Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, who listened to the informed bag bill opinions of 5th graders from 3 schools in her district during CafCu's roundtable meeting in January, 2015.
Thank you to all of partner teachers and principals, who worked with us on the bag bill curriculum, allowing students to debate this important issue.
Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and funders!
And thank you to Jennie Romer and to all the partner organizations who worked together to get this landmark bill passed, including Citizens Committee for NYC, National Resource Defense Council NYC, New York League of Conservation Voters, BagItNYC.org, NY/NJ BayKeepers, and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board. Thank you Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Public Advocate Letitia James for your support!
The plastic bag industry is not giving up and we need you to take action!
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