5 Ways You Can Help Stop the NDAA in Albany, NY
1. Urge the sponsors to issue a public statement.
We must ensure, when push comes to shove, these council members will vote YES on the resolution. Pick 2, contact them, thank them for cosponsoring this resolution, and ask them to issue a public statement of support. We'll update this as the statements come in.
Sample of what to say:
"Hello Councilman ________________, this is _______________. Thank you for standing up for the civil rights of all people in Albany, and cosponsoring Councilman Anton Konev's resolution against the NDAA. I urge you to issue a public statement of support for this resolution, would you be willing to do so?"
|11th Ward Councilman Anton Konev||Main Sponsor||Konevforcouncil@gmail.com||Yes|
|1st Ward Councilman Dominick Calsolaro||Cosponsor||Dcalsolaro@nycap.rr.com||518-859-5219||No|
|2nd Wards Councilman Lester Freeman||Cosponsor||Friends4freeman@yahoo.com||518-577-4879|
|3rd Ward Councilman Ronald Bailey||Cosponsor||Ronald.email@example.com||518-300-8797||No|
|4th Ward Councilwoman Barbara Smith||Cosponsor||BarbaraSmith4@aol.com||518-436-1279||No|
|5th Ward Councilwoman Jackie Jenkins-Cox||Cosponsorfirstname.lastname@example.org||518-605-9844||No|
|9th Ward Councilman Jim Sano||Cosponsor||Jsano15@aol.com||518-438-4631||No|
|15th Ward Councilman Frank Commisso||Cosponsoremail@example.com||518-429-8089||No|
2. Urge undecided members to vote YES on the resolution, and issue a public statement.
We only need ONE more vote to get this passed. These Council members are UNDECIDED. Please contact them and politely URGE their support for the resolution.
Sample of what to say:
"Hello Councilman ______________, this is __________. I wanted to call/email and urge your support for Councilman Konev's resolution to protect the rights of the people of Albany. Thank you for voting YES for civil rights. "
|6th Ward Councilman Richard Conti – President Pro Tempore||Undecided||Rc6thward@aol.com||518-436-8546|
|7th Ward Councilwoman Cathy Fahey||Leaning Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org||518-482-6159|
|8th Ward Councilman John Rozensweig||Undecided||Rosenzweig8@nycap.rr.com||518-482-6883|
|10th Ward Councilwoman Leah Golby||Voting Yes||Leah.email@example.com||518-209-1244|
|12th Ward Councilman Michael O'Brien||Leaning Nofirstname.lastname@example.org||518-482-1160|
|OR 2nd Ph#: 518-221-1160|
|13th Ward Councilman Dan Herring – Majority Leader||Leaning Noemail@example.com||518-438-7527|
|14th Ward Councilman Joe Igoe||Leaning No||Jigoe19932@aol.com||518-489-3014|
3. Physically attend the October 7th Council Meeting.
The Albany Common Council will vote on this resolution, number 80.92.13, on Monday, October 7th, at the Albany, NY City Hall. We need to flood that building. We already have over 20 activists ready to attend, and we expect many more.
If you are in the Albany area, mark your calendars, and bring a strong show of support. Show America what the grasroots can do:
Monday, October 7th @ 7pm
24 Eagle St., City Hall, Albany, NY,
2nd Floor Council Chamber.
4. Spread the message. #TakeBackAlbany
Share this action page throughout social media. Post a facebook status or a tweet. Put up your own, short, YouTube video supporting the #takebackalbany campaign, and send it to us. Send your friends to this page, and spread the word about this movement any way you can.
5. Chip in $5, $10, or $20 to keep this campaign going.
With less than $2,500 in the bank, PANDA went from a twitter account to the largest Anti-NDAA movement in the country. Your continued support keeps us going, from Vegas to New York to LA, so we can restore this nation to Constitutional governance.
Donate today: https://alternetmedia.com/panda/donate.php
Bonus: As an organization, endorse the Resolution:
If you are on the board, run, or can influence organizations, you can make an even bigger impact. Download this sample letter, modify it for your needs, and endorse Councilman Konev's resolution as an organization. This has a powerful impact on the council's vote, and we aim to get over 50 organizations to endorse the resolution. Current endorsements are listed below:
People Against the NDAA
Young Americans for Liberty at Georgia Perimiter College
NY Liberty Radio
San Diego Libertarian Party
PANDA West Virginia
Occupy Albany Civil Liberties Initiative
Young Americans for Liberty at Albany College
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Women Against War
Upper Hudson Peace Action
Together, we can win this. Together, we can change the world. Together, we can secure our Republic…one city at a time. With only one more vote needed, we can defeat the NDAA at the heart of tyranny itself, and send a message to the leaders of our nation that We the People…are taking it back.