May 22: NY Assembly Stop Stalling on Climate: Pass NY HEAT

Start: Wednesday, May 22, 202411:00 AM

End: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 4:00 PM

Just a few weeks left in the Legislative Session! We need to flex our people power and make sure the Assembly doesn't go home without passing the NY HEAT Act!

Join the Renewable Heat Now Campaign and the NY Renews Campaign on May 22 in Albany for a day of advocacy.

Join advocates from the Renewable Heat Now and NY Renews campaigns for a rally and press conference urging the Assembly to pass the NY HEAT Act! This is part of the week of action for Climate, Jobs and Justice sponsored by NY Renews.

The NY HEAT Act aligns utility law with New York’s climate law and protects consumers. It has 76 Assembly sponsors, has support from Governor Hochul, and has passed the State Senate. The Assembly must pass this crucial legislation before the end of session to address the worsening climate crisis and reduce utility bills.


11:00-11:30 Meet in the long corridor that connects the Capitol Building to the Legislative Office Building. If you are coming through security from the Concourse, the hallway is right in front of you. There will be t-shirts and snacks available.

11:30-12:15 Line the halls of the corridor with our signs. We will be singing, chanting, and talking to legislators as they walk by.

12:30-1:15 Rally and press conference on the Million Dollar Staircase with NY HEAT sponsor Assemblymember Pat Fahy and dozens of other Assemblymembers who support us.

1:30-3:00 Roving rally. We'll go as a group and drop in at legislators' offices for constituent led meetings.

3:00-4:00 Pick up your vegan boxed at the I Love NY sign in the concourse and we'll head outdoors (weather permitting) to have a picnic outside before heading home.

Bus from Manhattan:

Location: 34th Street and 8th Ave, across from Tick Tock Diner MAP

Time: 8:00 am.

Please be on time. Call/Text 203-522-2130 if you are going to be a minute or two late
Will return to NYC around 7:00 pm.

Van from Long Island (FULL)

Location: Location: LIPCs office 90 Pennsylvania Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758 MAP

Time: 7:00 am. Please be on time.
Will return to Long Island around 7:30 pm Katie Hawkland is the point of contact:

Carpools from other areas of New York:
Sign up to offer or join a carpool here:

If you're traveling on your own please arrive a bit early to have time for parking and for passing through security (no scissors, knitting needles, knives, sticks, poles…) on your way to the photos hallway that leads to the escalators into the Capitol.

For those of us who love a good map, here are three:

- a helpful Empire State Plaza Visitor Parking map for folks driving into Albany. MVP Lot frequently has openings when other

- an excellent map of the Empire State Plaza and Concourse and

- a great map of the NY State Capitol.

Remember to bring:
Comfortable shoes, a reusable water bottle, snacks, a Renewable Heat Now or NY Renews t-shirt if you have one, medicine and mobility aids if needed, a pen, and face masks are encouraged. Please travel light this time as it will be a very warm day and we do not have a space to store bags or coats. Definitely bring water.

COVID safety:
Please take a rapid COVID test the night before or the morning of the 22nd and stay home if you are not feeling well. Masks are recommended. Masks will be available on the buses and at check-in. We highly suggest masking. Some legislators have a mask requirement for visitors. Let’s mask to keep each other healthy; we have a lot of work ahead of us!