New York passed the CLCPA this summer, the most ambitious decarbonization bill of any state so far. As part of the bill, the state must name a Climate Leadership Council to help oversee the transition. The Sunrise Movement has a chance to get one of it’s own members, Ryan Madden, onto the committee as a Youth Representative. Ryan has trained with Sunrise, works for the Long Island Progressive Coalition, and helps lead the New York Renews coalition.
With Ryan on the committee, young people and the NY organizing community at large would have a say in CLCPA implementation decisions. But to make this happen, we need to bombard Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins with calls and emails. Let’s all call and email both Heastie and Stewart-Cousins, urging them to appoint Ryan Madden to the Climate Leadership Council as a Youth Representative: