In the general election, New Yorkers will have a unique opportunity to vote for a $4.2 billion public investment into a cleaner, more sustainable environment and good union jobs in constructing it. The NYS Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act (the 2022 Bond Act) will appear on the back of the ballot as Proposal 1, which has been endorsed by the NYC Central Labor Council and Building & Construction Trades Council among dozens of other organizations across the state. Flip your ballot and vote “YES” on Prop 1!
In New York City, there will also be public referenda on three amendments to the City Charter. These three amendments were originally proposed by the City Council’s Racial Justice Commission, as follows:
Ballot Question 2 (“Just and Equitable City for All” Charter Preamble Amendment): A preamble to the City Charter that would guide city agencies and officials in carrying out their duties.
Ballot Question 3 (Racial Equity Office, Commission, and Plans Amendment): Establishment of a Racial Equity Office, plan, and commission to work with all city agencies to provide training and technical assistance on racial equity, and to assist city agencies to create racial equity plans.
Ballot Question 4 (“True Cost of Living Measure” Amendment): Requirement that the City creates a true cost of living measure to track the actual cost of meeting essential needs without considering public, private, or informal assistance, in order to inform programmatic and policy decisions.
The NYC CLC Executive Council has endorsed all three resolutions on racial justice. Remember to flip your ballot and vote “YES”!