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26 Sep
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Senator Krueger’s Town Hall: Financial Road Map Series Part 2

Income Tax Planning: A Brief Overview of How Much Tax you Pay and How to Manage Taxes Effectively

Is managing personal your finances complicated? Are you struggling with debt, credit card bills or taxes, or wondering how to invest for the future? If so, don’t miss important conversations on debt, credit scores, income taxes, and the pros and cons of investing in stocks, bonds, and alternative assets. Experts from the nonprofit Financial Planning Association of Metro New York will provide insights on the steps you can take to improve your financial life. Each hour-long session will include a Question-and-Answer section moderated by Senator Krueger.

To view full video of the event, click here.

Speakers:

-Stephanie Chau, CPA, CFPⓇ, Advocacy Committee Member, Financial Planning Association of Metro New York

-Anja Luesink, MBA, CFPⓇ, RLPⓇ, CeFTⓇ, GFPⓇ, Advocacy Committee Member, Financial Planning Association of Metro New York

Presenter’s PowerPoint: 

FPA Presentation: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Financial-Road-Map-Part-2.pdf

Links from the Financial Planners Association of the New York Metro Region:

-FPA: https://www.financialplanningassociation.org/chapter/fpa-metro-new-york

-Federal Income Tax: https://www.irs.gov/

-New York State Income Tax: https://www.tax.ny.gov/

Additional Tax Information: 

https://taxfoundation.org/

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/seniors-retirees/tips-for-  seniors-in-preparing-their-taxes

https://states.aarp.org/new-york/state-taxes-guide

Financial Roadmap Link: 

https://tinyurl.com/FinancialRoadMapTownHall

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19 Sep
0

Senator Krueger’s Town Hall: Financial Roadmap Series Part 1

A Guide to Eliminating Debt, Understanding Credit, Credit Cards, and Your Credit Score

Is managing your personal finances complicated? Are you struggling with debt, credit card bills or taxes, or wondering how to invest for the future? If so, don’t miss important conversations on debt, credit scores, income taxes, and the pros and cons of investing in stocks, bonds, and alternative assets. Experts from the nonprofit Financial Planning Association of Metro New York will provide insights on the steps you can take to improve your financial life. Each hour-long session will include a Question-and-Answer section moderated by Senator Krueger.

To view full video of the event, click here.

 

Speakers:

-Anja Luesink, MBA, CFPⓇ, RLPⓇ, CeFTⓇ, GFPⓇ, Advocacy Committee Member, Financial Planning Association of Metro New York

-Stephanie Chau, CPA, CFPⓇ, Advocacy Committee Member, Financial Planning Association of Metro New York

 

Presenters Powerpoints/Materials:

-FPA Presentation: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/…

-FPA PB Emergency Budget Worksheet: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/…

-FPA PB Debt Management Plan: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/…

 

Financial Planners Association of the New York Metro Region

-Credit Reports, Identity theft, Financial Education: https://www.ftc.gov/

-Credit Cards and Credit Scores: https://www.myfico.com/

-Savings accounts and Credit cards: https://www.bankrate.com/

-The NYC Financial Empowerment centers provide free financial counseling: https://www.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumer…

-The New Economy Project – Know your rights: https://www.neweconomynyc.org/

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07 Sep
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Senator Krueger Opposes Draft City Regulations Allowing Large Cargo E-Bikes In Bike Lanes

New York – Today, Senator Liz Krueger sent a letter to the NYC Department of Transportation, opposing draft regulations to authorize the use of larger pedal-assist cargo bicycles in dedicated bike lanes. The letter can be viewed below and is available to download as a PDF by clicking here.

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24 Jul
0

Senator Liz Krueger’s Virtual Town Hall: Healthy Homes 101

Do you see mold spreading in your kitchen? Pests in your bathroom? Want to know how to prevent these conditions from even happening or if they occur, to safely clean your home in a healthy way? Experts at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) spoke about the best way to keep your apartment safe, clean, and toxin-free. Additionally, a New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) attorney reviewed what conditions your landlord is legally responsible to address.

To view full video of the event, click here.

 

Speakers:

– Denise Johnson, Public Health Educator NYC DOHMH

– Tonya Hollingsworth, Public Health Educator, NYC DOHMH

– Joseph Schofield, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Health,(NYLAG)

 

Presenters Powerpoints:

– DOHMH Presentation: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Healthy-Homes-Heat-Safety-2023-DJ-2023_new.pdf

– NYLAG Presentation: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/NYLAG-for-Senator-Krueger-Healthy-Homes-7.14.23.pdf

 

NYC Department of Health

– Extreme Heat https://www.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/emergency-preparedness/emergencies-extreme-weather-heat.page

– Climate and Health https://a816-dohbesp.nyc.gov/IndicatorPublic/beta/key-topics/climatehealth/

– Heat Vulnerability Index https://a816-dohbesp.nyc.gov/IndicatorPublic/beta/data-explorer/climate/?id=2191#display=summary

– Extreme Heat Quiz https://a816-dohbesp.nyc.gov/IndicatorPublic/Heat/index.html

– Weather https://www.weather.gov/

– NYC Department for the Aging -Aging in Place https://www.nyc.gov/site/dfta/about/contact-the-department-for-the-aging.page

– Power Outages https://www.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/emergency-preparedness/individuals-and-families-dme.page

– Power Outage Handout https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/em/outage-dme-card.pdf

– Tenants’ Rights – Lead Poisoning https://www.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/lead-poisoning-parents-and-tenants.page

– Healthy Homes https://www.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/healthy-home.page

– Inside Allergens https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/asthma/asthma-triggers-fact-sheet.pdf

– Asthma Triggers https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/asthma/local-law-55.pdf

– Report a building maintenance problem to your property owner. If not fixed in a timely manner, call 311

– NYCHA Maintenance Issues: Customer Contact Center, 718-707-7771

– National Pesticide Information Center 800-858-7378

– Visit the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice

– Environmental Work Group: https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/

– Housing Development Preservation (HPD), 212-863-6300

– MET Council On Housing (Tenant Advocacy), 212-979-0611 https://www.metcouncilonhousing.org/

– NYC Department of Aging, 212-244-6469

– FDNY Safety Education: https://www.nyc.gov/site/fdny/education/fire-and-life-safety/fire-safety-educational-publications.page

– NYC Poison Center 212-POISONS (212-764-7667) or 800-222-1222

 

NYLAG

https://nylag.org/

– HPD’s ABCs of Housing https://www.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/abcs-of-housing.page

– NYS Attorney General Tenants Rights Brochure https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/tenants_rights.pdf

– Health and Hot Water Information https://www.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/heat-and-hot-water-information.page

– Lead Paint Information https://www.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/lead-based-paint.page

– Just Fix https://www.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/lead-based-paint.page

 

 

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20 Jun
0

Sen Krueger’s Virtual Town Hall: New Technology to Support People with Hearing and Vision Loss Plus an Overview of the MTA’s New OMNY Payment System

Sen Krueger’s Virtual Town Hall: New Technology to Support People with Hearing and Vision Loss Plus an Overview of the MTA’s New OMNY Payment System

 

OMNY Program

Staff from the MTA provided a brief overview of the OMNY program, the new contactless fare payment system NYC for subways and buses, and how older people with half fare cards can easily transition to this convenient “tap and go” system. 

 

New Technology for People with Hearing and Vision Loss

During the remainder of the event, experts discussed exciting advances in technology for people with hearing and vision loss that can significantly improve quality-of-life. The Center for Hearing and Communication provided information about over-the-counter hearing aids, where to buy them, how to use them, and the free services the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) offers to support individuals with hearing loss and their families. The Lighthouse Guild shared information about an array of support services people can access, and the new technological devices to support individuals with vision loss. 

 

To view full video of the event, click here.

 

Speakers:

Alberto Roldan, Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations, MTA

Howie Levine, Senior Accessibility Officer, MTA

Jeff Wax, LCSW-R, Director of Emotional Health and Wellness Center, Psychotherapist, CHC

Michele DiStefano, AuD, Director of Audiology Services, Audiologist, CHC

Carolyn Ginsburg Stern, Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, CHC

Lisa Beth Miller, Outreach and Referral Coordinator, Lighthouse Guild

Dr. Bryan Wolynski, Chief Technology Officer, Lighthouse Guild

 

Presenter’s Powerpoints:

– OMNY’s Powerpoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PPT-June-2023-GCR-RF-OMNY-Deck-1-002.pdf   

– Center for Hearing and Communication’s Powerpoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PPT-OTC-Hearing-Aids-and-Mental-Health-and-Hearing-Loss-6-15-2023.pdf 

– Dr. Bryan Wolynski’s Powerpoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PPT-Sen-Krueger-Townhall-Assistive-Technology-2-1-212-2-final.pdf  

– Lisa Beth Miller’s Powerpoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PPT-13-Tech-for-Vision-PS-6.15.23-final.pdf

 

Links:

OMNY Program https://omny.info/ 

– Reduced Fair Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) https://omny.info/faq/how-omny-works 

– How OMNY Fair Capping Works Video https://omny.info/faq/how-omny-works 

– Fair Capping FAQs https://omny.info/faq/fare-cap 

– General OMNY FAQs https://omny.info/faq 

– OMNY Retail Location Finder https://omny.info/retail-locations 

– Mobil Sale Locations https://new.mta.info/fares/mobile-sales 

 

Center for Hearing and Communication https://www.chchearing.org/ 

– Hearing Aids: https://www.chchearing.org/otc-hearing-aids 

– Emotional Help and Wellness Support https://www.chchearing.org/individual-group-family-psychotherapy 

– Comprehensive Information about OTC Hearing Aids https://www.hearingtracker.com/over-the-counter-hearing-aids 

– For any questions about or interest in mental health services, please contact Jeff Wax directly at jwax@chchearing.org or 917-305-7739.

– For any questions about audiology services, please contact Michele DiStefano at mdistefano@chchearing.org or 917-305-7881

 

Lighthouse Guild https://lighthouseguild.org/ 

– For Exercise support: Achilles Club (https://www.nyrr.org/getinvolved/club/achilles-international ) and InTandem Biking (https://www.intandembike.org/ ), as possible exercise organizations for you to look into. Also Blind Baseball.

– Technology Center: https://lighthouseguild.org/technology/technology-center/ 

– Technology Workshops and Events: https://lighthouseguild.org/event/technology/ 

– On Tech and Vision Podcast: https://lighthouseguild.org/technology/on-tech-and-vision-podcast/ 

– Technology and Vision Blog: https://lighthouseguild.org/topic/on-tech-vision 

– Apps for Adults with Vision Loss: https://lighthouseguild.org/apps-for-adults-with-vision-loss/ 

– Featured Technology for People with Vision Loss: https://lighthouseguild.org/technology/technology-center/gifts-for-people-with-vision-loss/ 

– GuildCare – 212-769-7847 – Adult Day Healthcare – Call Pat Rincon – 212-769-7847 – GuildCare Manhattan Program Director.

– For more exciting and inspiring resources, feel free to call or email Lisa Beth Miller, LCSW-R, BCD: 646-847-4615; millerl@lighthousegulld.org

– Lisa Miller, at Lighthouse Guild, connects eligible people to programs through the New York State Commission for the Blind – call or email her: 646-847-4615

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15 May
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Sen. Krueger’s 2023 Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors, Session V: “Older Adult Housing: How to Advocate for What Is Needed”

Sen. Krueger’s 2023 Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors, Session V: “Older Adult Housing: We Need More! How to Advocate for What Is Needed.”

Senator Krueger’s 2023 five-part Virtual Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors will focus on housing for older people. Access to safe affordable housing is critical to ensure that we are able to age well in the community. New York City’s 65 plus population grew by 36 percent over the last decade, making it even harder to find affordable accessible apartments. This final session of the 2023 Roundtable series will focus on some of the challenges to creating more housing, and how to harness the growing power of older adults to advocate for change.

To watch full video of the event, click here.

Speakers:

– Rachel Fee, Executive Director, New York Housing Conference

– Kevin Kiprovski, Director of Public Policy, LiveOn NY

– Kevin Jones, Associate State Director, Advocacy, NYS AARP

LINKS:

–AARP NY: https://local.aarp.org/new-york-ny/

–CFUF Report on Keeping Pace with an Aging NYS: https://nycfuture.org/research/keeping-pace-with-an-aging-new-york-state

–2022 Stats on Older Voters: https://states.aarp.org/new-york/voters-50-accounted-for-nearly-2-3-of-nyc-voters-in-june-primaries-new-data

–New York Housing Conference: https://thenyhc.org/

–LiveOn NY: https://www.liveon-ny.org/

–Who Represents You and City Services. Here’s the link to find all of your civic districts, electeds and city services: https://boundaries.beta.nyc/?

–Video Link to Senator Krueger’s Senior Roundtable on Affordable Housing Options and Resources: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/video/liz-krueger/sen-kruegers-2023-roundtable-boomers-and-seniors-session-i-affordable

–Housing Connect: https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/

–Housing Ambassadors: https://www.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/housing-ambassadors.page

–Video Link for Senator Krueger’s Roundtable on SCRIE: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/video/liz-krueger/sen-kruegers-2023-roundtable-boomers-and-seniors-session-ii-stay-put-long

–NYS HCR lotteries and open waiting lists: https://hcr.ny.gov/lotteries

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17 Apr
0

Sen. Krueger’s 2023 Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors, Session IV: “Is Your Home Age Friendly? How to Assess Your Apartment for Safety”

Senator Krueger’s 2023 five-part Virtual Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors will focus on housing for older people. Access to safe affordable housing is critical to ensure that we are able to age well in the community.

Come take a virtual tour of your apartment and learn what modifications you can make to age safely in your home! Most of us want to age in place but we don’t know what to do to prevent falls and ensure that our home environment is safe. Once you understand the changes to make, learn about your rights to get the modifications you need, and determine if you may be eligible for a grant to pay for them. Hear from leading experts about how to assess your apartment to prevent falls and create a safe environment as you age.

Speakers:

– Rosemary Bakker, Home Therapeutic Modification Coordinator, Health Advocates for Older People (HAFOP)

– Josh Krasner, Home Safety and Fall Prevention Coordinator, HAFOP

– Anna Martinez, Director, Equal Access Project, NYC Commission on Human Rights

– Madhulika Murali, Legal Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center

– Craig Waletzko, Community Engagement Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center

 

LINKS:

— Rosemary Bakker’s PowerPoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Age-Friendly-Design-2023.pdf

— Josh Krasner’s PowerPoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Krasner-Age-Friendly.pdf

— Fair Housing Justice Center PowerPoint: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/AFHAF-Slides-for-Krueger-Roundtable-4-13-23.pdf

 

— New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (212) 244-4664 https://www.nylpi.org/get-help

Housing Rights for People with Disabilities: https://www.nylpi.org/resource/housing-rights-of-tenants-with-disabilities/

 

–Health Advocates for Older People: https://www.hafop.org/

 

–New York City Commission on Human Rights

https://www.nyc.gov/site/cchr/community/equal-access.page

https://www.nyc.gov/assets/cchr/downloads/pdf/NYCCHR_LegalGuide-DisabilityFinal.2.pdf

https://www.nyc.gov/site/cchr/media/brochures/disability-brochure.page

 

–Fair Housing Justice Center

FHJC Website: https://www.fairhousingjustice.org/

Adele Friedman Fund webpage: https://www.fairhousingjustice.org/resources/disability-resources/afhaf/

Adele Friedman Fund brochure: https://www.fairhousingjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/AFHAF-OnePagerComp2023.pdf

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11 Apr
0

Statement from Sen. Liz Krueger and Assm. Karines Reyes, Co-Chairs of the NYS Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus, In Response to the Initial Ruling on AHM v. FDA

Statement from Sen. Liz Krueger and Assm. Karines Reyes, Co-Chairs of the NYS Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus, In Response to the Initial Ruling on AHM v. FDA

“Over 20 years ago, Mifepristone underwent stringent testing requirements before the FDA approved the medication for distribution on the marketplace. Since then Mifepristone has been used safely and effectively, along with Misoprostol, for medication abortion. It is less invasive than procedural abortion, and studies conducted around the world have found Mifepristone to be safe – and it can be lifesaving for those whose health would be greatly compromised by undergoing pregnancy.

“On Friday, April 7, a U.S. District Judge in Texas issued a sweeping decision on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA to suspend FDA approval of Mifepristone, which flies in the face of more than 20 years of robust testing and real-world data. This ruling is an unprecedented and egregious use of judicial activism that, if upheld, would put women in peril across the country. The FDA has been in charge of determining whether pharmaceuticals are safe since 1938, using evidence-based protocols. It is deeply concerning that one extreme right-wing activist judge seeks to challenge the FDA’s 85-year record of expertise and authority in this area.

“Medication abortion is a reproductive healthcare option that affords individuals the ability to have an abortion in the privacy of their own home and with the support of friends or loved ones if they choose. It increases accessibility of care for individuals who have lower incomes and who live in areas with fewer healthcare providers. Over 50% of abortions are done using medication. Women should not have their reproductive healthcare options restricted based on their zip code.

“The New York State Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC) works to protect reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare services across the state. During this unfounded onslaught of attacks on reproductive rights, we have fought to protect abortion providers, those who provide support, and those who seek abortion care, as well as strengthen resources and healthcare infrastructure across New York.”

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21 Mar
0

Krueger and Otis Re-Introduce Bill To Create Electric Landscaping Equipment Rebate Program

Albany – Today, State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Steve Otis, announced the re-introduction of a bill (S.5853/A.5681) to create a rebate program for the purchase of electric landscaping equipment. A similar bill, carried by Senator Krueger and former Assemblymember Steve Englebright, overwhelmingly passed the Legislature last April, but was vetoed by Governor Hochul in December. The new bill gives more discretion to NYSERDA in creating the rebate program.

“Addressing the climate crisis requires action on all fronts,” said Senator Krueger. “Gas-powered landscaping equipment emits a stunning amount of greenhouse gases and co-pollutants, not to mention the noise that blights communities across the state. This bill will make it easier for New York’s landscaping companies to transition to cleaner, quieter equipment. It’s a win for small businesses, workers, communities, and our shared environment.”

“The state and federal governments are both providing incentives to encourage the transition to clean energy equipment, appliances, cars and buses,” said Assemblyman Otis. “The program proposed in our legislation will help fund the purchase of electric landscaping equipment through a rebate program that will lower the cost to landscape businesses and encourage the use of cleaner, quieter lawn-care machinery.”

Gas-powered landscaping equipment has a significant negative impact on workers, communities, and the environment. Electric equipment, on the other hand, is lighter, quieter, has lower maintenance costs, a significantly smaller environmental footprint, and is better for workers’ health. S.5853/A.5681 would create an Electric Landscaping Equipment Rebate Program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It would offer point-of-sale rebates to commercial landscapers and institutional users, including municipalities, who purchase battery-powered electric landscaping equipment, such as leaf blowers, weed whackers, or lawn mowers.

Gas-powered landscaping equipment emits large amounts of greenhouse gases and harmful, smog-forming pollution, including hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and fine particulate matter (PM). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has reported that operating a gas-powered lawn mower for one hour creates as much smog-forming pollution as driving an average car 300 miles, the distance from New York City to Portland, ME. Operating a gas-powered leaf blower for one hour creates as much smog-forming pollution as driving a car 1,100 miles, or from New York City to Tampa, FL. According to CARB, early in this decade the total smog-forming emissions from small off-road engines, the vast majority of which are residential and commercial lawn and garden equipment, will exceed those from passenger cars in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Noise is also a significant negative impact from gas-powered lawn care equipment. According to a 2018 report in the Journal of Environmental and Toxicological Studies, sound levels at distances of 100 to 400 feet were up to 22 decibels louder for gas-powered leaf blowers than their battery-electric equivalents (the decibel scale is logarithmic, so each increase of 10 represents a noise ten times louder). The report goes on to say, “the routine use of multiple [gas-powered leaf blowers] and other noisy equipment for hours a day exposes not only workers but large numbers of people in the community to harmful levels of noise and threatens not only worker health, but public health, particularly of children, seniors, and other vulnerable populations.”

As of 2018, 170 communities in the US had enacted restrictions on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. In New York State, more than fifty cities, towns, and villages have bans or other restrictions on gas-powered leaf blowers during certain times of year.

In an effort to address concerns expressed by the Governor’s office that led to the veto of the previous version, the sponsors have made changes to the bill to give more discretion to NYSERDA in determining the shape of the program, and have limited eligibility for the rebate to professional landscapers and institutional users.

Patrick McClellan, Policy Director for the New York League of Conservation Voters, said: “If New York is to achieve its goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2040–that’s in just 17 years–the state must move away from fossil fuels in every sector of the economy, including landscaping equipment. By switching to electric landscaping equipment with the help of rebates, New Yorkers will not only save money, they will be healthier as we reduce air pollution and get one step closer to zero emissions. We thank Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Otis for introducing this bill and we look forward to working with the state legislature to get it passed.”

Rich Schrader, New York Legislative and Policy Director for NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), said: “The Electric Landscaping Equipment Rebate Program will help landscapers and homeowners transition away from gas-powered lawn care equipment to far less polluting, far less noisy electrical equipment. Not only do lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers contribute to climate change, but they also create air pollution by releasing nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide. Ultimately, the Rebate Program will benefit all New Yorkers by creating cleaner, quieter communities.”

Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), said: “When we are mowing our lawns and maintaining our backyards, we want the smell of fresh cut grass not noxious air pollution. Gas-powered lawn equipment contribute to climate change, damage air quality, and create unnecessary noise pollution in neighborhoods across New York. This legislation creates a rebate program which incentivizes the transition to cleaner, environmentally friendly electric landscaping equipment. CCE applauds Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Otis for their leadership and urges the legislature to pass this bill.”

Conor Bambrick, Director of Policy for Environmental Advocates NY, said: “Little engines cause big problems. Gas-powered landscaping equipment, such as lawn mowers and leaf blowers have a large carbon footprint, impact air quality, and threaten the health and well-being of individuals operating the equipment. If New York is to meet its climate goals, we need to make sure we retire every fossil fuel powered tool. The legislation introduced by Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Otis will help to drive that change.”

Roger Downs, Conservation Director, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, said: “Nothing can ruin time off at home like the loud din of neighborhood leaf blowers and lawnmowers. While the noise is irritating, these loud, gas powered landscaping tools are also tremendously polluting and a significant contributor to asthma and other pulmonary diseases. By creating an incentive program to put emissions-free lawn equipment in every New Yorker’s hands, Senator Krueger and Assembly Member Otis are leading the charge to protect air quality and restore peace and quiet to our neighborhoods through innovative solutions.”

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09 Mar
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Sen. Krueger’s 2023 Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors, Session III: Get It Fixed: Know Your Rights to Get Repairs in Your Rental Apartment

Sen. Krueger’s 2023 Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors, Session III: “Get It Fixed: Know Your Rights to Get Repairs in Your Rental Apartment”

Senator Krueger’s 2023 five-part Virtual Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors will focus on housing for older people. Access to safe affordable housing is critical to ensure that we are able to age well in the community.

Are you a renter who has plaster coming down in the bathroom? Has your stove or fridge stopped working? Is the lock broken on your building’s front door? Scared to contact your landlord to make these needed repairs but unsure of your rights to get those repairs done? Hear from leading experts about effective strategies for how to get repairs in your rental apartment.

Speakers:

– Sateesh Nori, Executive Director, JustFix

– Michael Grinthal, Director of Housing Rights, TakeRoot Justice

– Andrea Shapiro, Director of Program and Advocacy, Met Council on Housing

Links:

— PowerPoint from Michael Grinthal: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/TakeRoot-Justice.pdf

— PowerPoint from Sateesh Nori: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Justfix-Training.pdf

— PowerPoint from Andrea Shapiro: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Met-Council-Tenant-Oganizing.pdf

— Copy of the Q&A: http://www.lizkrueger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/3-8-23-Roundtable-QA.pdf

–TakeRoot Justice: https://takerootjustice.org/

Right To Counsel NYC Coalition Rent Strike Tool Kit

English: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/righttocounselnyc/pages/100/attachments/original/1585739362/RTCNYC.COVID19.4.pdf?1585739362

Spanish: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/righttocounselnyc/pages/100/attachments/original/1586436761/Huelga_de_Renta_.pdf?158643676

Housing Court; https://www.nycourts.gov/COURTS/nyc/housing/hp.shtml

–JustFix: https://www.justfix.org/en/

–Met Council on Housing: https://www.metcouncilonhousing.org/

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