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Zephyr Teachout to Meet Fractivists in Ithaca This Saturday (8/9/14)/More Excellent News/Howie Hawkins, Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate, Signs Our New Coalition Letter

Please sign a new coalition letter with serious implications for Governor Cuomo's reelection bid:


Our newest coalition letter already has more than 2,000 signatories and received extensive media coverage. It requests that Governor Cuomo kill the shale fracking DOH "review" as well as the Draft SGEIS (Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement) because both proceedings are based on outdated information that is five years old. See bottom.

I was thrilled to alert you recently that a critically important signatory was ZEPHYR TEACHOUT. She is challenging Andrew M. Cuomo in the upcoming Democratic Gubernatorial Primary on 9/9/14.

GIVEN THE ENORMOUS RESPONSE SHE RECEIVED, ZEPHYR WILL VISIT ITHACA THIS COMING SATURDAY (8/9/14) to meet every Fractivist who wants to talk to her. First, she will be at the Ithaca Farmers Market for a NOON MEET AND GREET. Second, she will hold a SPECIAL FRACTIVISTS MEETING at 2:00 PM in the Atrium of the Dewitt Mall.

This is an amazing opportunity to meet Zephyr face-to-face and find out exactly where she stands on all aspects of this complex issue. I implore all Fractivists to make the trip to what could be a historic gathering. I beg you not to miss this incredible opportunity for Fractivists to confer and plan ahead for the critical months to come. Come one, come all.

Event #1 at NOON. Where: In front of the entrance to the Ithaca Farmers Market at the intersection of Carpenter Circle and Third Street in Ithaca, NY. Aldi's foodstore is right across the street.

See Map:

Event #2 at 2:00 PM. Where: The Atrium of the Dewitt Mall, 215 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca. The Dewitt Mall is a historic converted school in the heart of Ithaca. It is located one block north of the Commons between Seneca and Buffalo. Enter the building and walk up half a flight of stairs. The Atrium is across from Suite 105 and the main stairwell.

If you cannot show up in person, participate via conference call:

BTW, I was informed that Zephyr and her running mate, Tim Wu, have a new web site:

MORE SUPER GREAT NEWS!!! Howie Hawkins, Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate, Signs New Coalition Letter!!!

Shortly after my last alert went out, I learned that Howie Hawkins, the Green Party Gubernatorial candidate, had signed our latest coalition letter.

Thank you, Howie. That is terrific news. Best of luck down the homestretch. Learn more about Howie at:


The next Governor of New York will almost certainly decide the fate of shale fracking in our state.

Zephyr and Howie both support killing the DOH "review" and the Draft SGEIS. They have also pledged to ban fracking if elected.

Governor Cuomo and Rob Astorino both support shale fracking.

I encourage you to learn more about all the candidates. Please make an informed decision about whom to cast your vote for on Democratic Primary Day (9/9/14) as well as Election Day (11/4/14):

Please take focused action without delay:


2) Support your candidate with as much financial support as you can possibly muster. It is now or never.

3) Use every trick in the book that you have learned during the five years of our campaign to require the antiquated DOH "review" and Draft SGEIS to be killed. Above all, organize your communities and supporters to get out the vote on Primary Day (9/9/14) and Election Day (11/4/14).

4) Incessantly Email Governor Cuomo and tell him who you are voting for and why:

5) Phone bank the Governor and tell him to halt the shockingly outdated DOH "review" and Draft SGEIS. Tell him that you will remember in November:

Albany: 518-474-8390

New York City: 212-681-4580

Binghamton: 607-721-8367

Tweet the Governor: @NYGovCuomo

Facebook him:

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Forward this alert to every list-serv you know.

Request that every group you work with become a signatory and forward the coalition letter to their membership list-serv.

Ask every elected official who represents you to sign.

There is really no excuse for not signing. If you peruse the signatories, you can see that this strategy is endorsed by leading activists who also want to ban fracking, criminalize fracking, support home rule, halt natural gas infrastructure, prevent natural gas export, develop sustainable alternatives and adopt practically every other public health and environmental protection strategy you can think of.

Onward and upward. We have our work cut out for us. Don't stop till you drop.

Very best regards,


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