e-mail. It is too easy to delete e-mail. Please make the extra effort to prepare a letter to both representatives and mail it.For your State Senator
.For your Assemblymember
If you live outside NY State: Write a letter to Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie - chair of the Cities Committee in the Assembly .
and Senator Andrew J. Lanza - chair of the Cities Committee in the Senate -
. You are potential tourists. Please let Assemblyman Heastie and Senator Lanza know that this is an issue of interestto many around the country.If you need some tips, see
THE TOP 15 REASONS WHY NYC SHOULD BAN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES.
It is bestto concentrate on the public safety issues.
LOBBYING -- A NECESSARY COMPONENT
the difference between us and them
The Horse and Carriage Association contracts withwell paid lobbyists in both NYC and NYS.
Click hereto see
. Lobbyists listed include
Brown, McMahonand Weinrab,
which has offices in both NYC and Albany. James McMahon, one of the partners, is alsothe brother of Tom McMahon, lobbyist and presidentof TLM Associates and husband of Linda Gibbs,Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services, whichoversees the Department of Health, which overseesthe carriage horse trade. Jean Kim is anotherlobbyist listed. But she is also part of the lobby firm
. A new addition is
Wilson, Elser,Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker,
which has officesaround the country including NYC and Albany.Because we are set up as a 501 (c) 4 not-for-profitorganization, we are allowed to lobby. The bigdifference between us and the lobbyists that work for the carriage industry is that we are all volunteer and pay no salaries.If our lobbying expenses are $5,000 or more in NYS, we are required to register and file. In NYC, the cut off is $2,000.
SUPPORT LEAGUE OF HUMANE VOTERS
Let's get real about lobbying
Our May 1st Lobby Day was organized by
Leagueof Humane Voters
. They have been in existencefor almost 15 years and the NYS organizationoversees the NYC branch. If you want to make adifference and participate in lobbying for animalissues bills - and especially the NYS bill to banhorse-drawn carriages in NYC - please join theorganization by e-mailing Peter Muller at
Provide your name, street addressand city and e-mail contact. The reason for this is toassist them in determining who your legislators are.
PLEASE SUPPORT BILL #S5013 & A7748 TO BANHORSE-DRAWN-CARRIAGES
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