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NEWS: Constitutional rights to clean air and water? Environmental advocates urge voters to say yes

October 15, 2021

Environmental advocates are urging the public to say yes to Proposition 2 on Election Day. If passed, it would amend the state constitution to include clean air and water among protected rights.

NEWS: Constitutional rights to clean air and water? Environmental advocates urge voters to say yes

NEWS: Advocates rally in support of Proposal 2, an environmental rights amendment to NYS constitution

October 15, 2021

Election Day is less than three weeks away. Thursday, advocates and elected leaders from Western New York came together to rally in support of Proposal 2, an environmental rights amendment to the state's constitution.

NEWS: Advocates rally in support of Proposal 2, an environmental rights amendment to NYS constitution

NEWS: Lawmakers talk proposed state constitutional amendment for environmental protection

October 15, 2021

Your November ballot will have a proposition on an amendment to the state constitution that’s intended to help protect the environment in New York.

NEWS: Lawmakers talk proposed state constitutional amendment for environmental protection

NEWS: Advocates raise awareness for New York Proposal 2

October 14, 2021

Proposal would make clean air and clean water a state constitutional right

NEWS: Advocates raise awareness for New York Proposal 2

Release: Western New York Advocates Urge a YES Vote on Environmental Rights Amendment**

October 14, 2021

Proposal 2 would give every New Yorker a right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment

Release: Western New York Advocates Urge a YES Vote on Environmental Rights Amendment**

Press Release: Rochester State Legislators Lunsford, Brouk, Cooney, Bronson, Meeks and Clark Stand with Environmental Advocates

October 5, 2021

Today, Rochester area elected leaders and advocates gathered at the Cobbs Hill Reservoir to show support for a constitutional amendment that would give all New Yorkers a right to clean air and water

Press Release: Rochester State Legislators Lunsford, Brouk, Cooney, Bronson, Meeks and Clark Stand with Environmental Advocates

NEWS: The Right to Life, Liberty, and a Clean Environment

October 5, 2021

On November 2, New York voters will decide whether to add a sweeping amendment to the bill of rights in their state constitution: “Each person shall have a right to clean air and water and a healthful environment.”

NEWS: The Right to Life, Liberty, and a Clean Environment

NEWS: On the ballot this fall: Adding clean air and water to state bill of rights

September 24, 2021

It’s not often that voters get a shot at immediate results. But that’s exactly the opportunity New Yorkers will have this fall, as a proposal to amend the state constitution faces its final hurdle.

NEWS: On the ballot this fall: Adding clean air and water to state bill of rights

NEWS: Clean air and water on the ballot this November

August 12, 2021

August 5, 2021 – Environmental Advocates NY Executive Director Peter Iwanowicz highlights an election campaign to build support for a constitutional referendum on the ballot this fall that would guarantee a right to clean air and water and a healthful environment.

NEWS: Clean air and water on the ballot this November

PRESS RELEASE: Vote Yes for Clean Air and Water Campaign Launches to Amend NYS Constitution

July 30, 2021

Fall Ballot Measure Would Give New Yorkers a Right to Clean Air and Water

PRESS RELEASE: Vote Yes for Clean Air and Water Campaign Launches to Amend NYS Constitution

NEWS: Coalition to promote clean air and water amendment on November ballot

July 30, 2021

The proposal, on the ballot this November, would amend Article 1 of the New York State Constitution. Senate sponsor Robert Jackson said the change comes down to 15 simple words.

NEWS: Coalition to promote clean air and water amendment on November ballot

NEWS: Advocates launch push for environmental amendment to New York's constitution

July 30, 2021

A collection of environmental groups and labor leaders on Tuesday announced a campaign to push for the final passage of an amendment to New York's state constitution that would guarantee a right to clean air and water.

NEWS: Advocates launch push for environmental amendment to New York's constitution