2018 GPNY Legislative Priorities Local Outreach Survey
At the September 2017 Green Party of New York State Committee meeting, the GPNY SC voted to make the following issues statewide legislative priorities in 2018: climate change, public transit, banning plastic bags, and universal health care and passing the New York Health Act.

The purpose is for the Green Party of New York State Committee to learn about the local political dynamics and grassroots organizing related to these issues.

***WHO should answer this survey?***
Officers of GPNY-affiliated county organizations, GPNY State Committee Members, organizing committee members of county groups seeking GPNY affiliation. Those Greens are encouraged to gather information from local Greens and allies who are involved with these issues.

***Introduction***
Please share as much as you can about the local social and political dynamics as they relate to these issues; what local organizing efforts may be underway; and how and if local Green Party members are involved.

Climate Change
What are the climate justice-related issues of concern in your county or region?
How are people organizing? (e.g. names of active groups and individuals, and their primary tactics)
Your answer
Have local Green Party members, or the Green Party as an organization, been involved in addressing climate justice issues and climate change in your area? If yes, how? Please share who.
Your answer
Which area politicians are the “allies” or “villains” in these fights?
Your answer
Mass Transit
What are the mass transit and public transportation issues of concern in your region?
Have local Green Party members, or the Green Party as an organization, been involved in advocating for improved and more accessible public transit in your area? Please share their contact information with the Green Party of NY State Committee.
Your answer
Which area politicians are the “allies” or “villains” in these fights?
Your answer
Plastic Bag Ban
Ban on single-use plastic bags and fee on other single-use bags
Are there local campaigns in your area to ban or limit the use of plastic bags or to promote zero-waste policies?
Have Green Party members, or the Green Party as an organization, been involved in any local efforts to ban the use of plastic bags or to promote zero-waste initiatives? Please share their contact information with the Green Party of NY State Committee.
Your answer
Which area politicians are the “allies” or “villains” in these fights?
Your answer
Universal Health Care
The Green Party of New York supports statewide organizing efforts to pass The New York Health Act.
Is there a visible local campaign in your area building advocating for universal health care?
Have Green Party members, or the Green Party as an organization, been involved in local efforts to builds to build support for universal health care, whether the New York Health Act or HR 676? Can you share their contact information with the Green Party of NY State Committee?
Your answer
Which area politicians are the “allies” or “villains” in these fights?
Your answer
Closing Information
Have local Greens or your local Party been able to garner any media coverage on any of the above issues in the last year? Please post links to articles here:
Your answer
Do you have any other comments to make about the legislative issues and opportunities for organizing in your area?
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