Please join Shark Savers and The Humane Society of the US for an important rally and press conference on City Hall steps in support of New York's efforts to protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.
The rally will start promptly at 1 PM on May 17. Please be on time, or early if possible.
WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 1 PM
WHERE: Steps of City Hall, 260 Broadway, New York, NY
Can't attend the rally?
New York residents: Please contact their state legislators to support the bill, A.7707a/S.6431.
Not a New York resident? Please ask your New Yorker friends and family to contact their state legislators to support this bill.
More than a quarter of the state legislature have demonstrated their support for the bill by signing on as sponsors. We need more! Please look at this list. If your Assembly Member or Senator is already a sponsor, please thank them.
If your Assembly Member or Senator is NOT on the list, please call them today and ask them to sponsor the bill, A.7707a/S.6431. This is especially important for members of the Senate and Assembly Environmental Committee.
NY Assembly: Bill No. A.7707a (Maisel, Meng)
To find the name and contact information for the Assembly Member for your district: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search
NY Senate Bill No. S6431 (Grisanti)
To find the name and contact information for the state Senator for your district: http://www.nysenate.gov/
The bill will be considered first by the Environmental Conservation Committees of the two legislative bodies. If your Assembly Member or Senator is a member of one of those Committees, it is especially important to contact them and urge that they sponsor the bill.
NY Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee members
NY Senate Environmental Conservation Committee members
56 sponsors – 15 senate / 41 assembly / 19 EnCon sponsors as of Wed – 5/3/2012.
S.6431: Grisanti* (R) – Avella* (D), Bonacic (R), Dilan (D), Duane (D), Huntley (D), Krueger (D), LaValle* (R), Little* (R), Oppenheimer* (D), Perkins* (D), Ritchie (R), Robach (R), Serrano* (D), Stavisky (D)
A.7707a: Maisel (D) – Boyland (D), Braunstein (D), Brennan (D), Brindisi (D), Brook-Krasny (D), Ceretto* (R), Colton* (D), Conte (R), Cook (D), Crespo* (D), Curran (R), Dinowitz (D), Englebright (D), Glick* (D), Gottfried (D), Gunther* (D), Katz (R), Kavanagh* (D), Lavine (D), Lupardo* (D), Magee (D), Malliotakis (R), Markey (D), McEneny (D), Meng (D), Miller J (R), Montesano (R), O'Donnell* (D), Paulin (D), Peoples-Stokes* (D), Reilly (D), Rivera, P (D), Roberts (D), Rosenthal (D), Schimel* (D), Skartados (D), Thiele* (I), Titone* (D), Weisenberg* (D), Weprin (D)
Asterisk * denotes Environmental Conservation committee member. There are 14 Senate EnCon members and 30 Assembly EnCon members. The full Assembly has 150 members and the full Senate has 62 members.