Want to get chlorpyrifos—DowDuPont’s brain-damaging pesticide—out of New York, for good?
Tell Governor Cuomo to sign the bill!
TAKE ACTION TODAY: Urge Governor Cuomo to sign S. 5343, which would make New York the second state to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos!
After you use the form to send a message to Governor Cuomo, please call him at 1-518-474-8390.
If you can, please also attend the rally from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 outside the Governor’s New York City office at 633 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017 (RSVP here).
Chlorpyrifos harms children, is linked to bee decline and poisons the environment. The science is clear: New York’s legislature did the right thing by banning this pesticide.
However, Governor Cuomo still hasn’t signed the bill. Rumors are swirling that he’s going to veto this ban if we don’t make enough noise.
Chlorpyrifos is extremely toxic. It has been linked to neurodevelopmental impacts in children—such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and lower IQ.
It’s also horrible for wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that chlorpyrifos threatens almost 1,400 endangered and threatened species.
And chlorpyrifos is the second-most toxic pesticide to bees, which are dying at alarming rates.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to ignore its own scientists and not ban chlorpyrifos, but that process could take years.
California, the largest agricultural state, just announced it will ban chlorpyrifos by 2021. Hawaii has already passed a similar law. If Governor Cuomo wants to be a leader, he needs to sign New York’s ban immediately!
This bill passed the legislature with overwhelming support because people like you called their legislators and demanded they protect people, not pesticide industry profits.
We know Gov. Cuomo is hearing from the pesticide industry. Big Ag lobbyists aren’t slowing down and neither can we.