New York's Pollinators Need YOU!

New York's Pollinators Need YOU!

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Neonics are neurotoxic insecticides used everywhere: from lawns to gardens to farm fields across the country.

These pesticides are also responsible for killing massive numbers of bees and other pollinators. We depend on pollinators to grow our food, and fewer pollinators could mean increased food prices, reduced access to healthier foods, and food scarcity that will hit low-income communities and communities of color especially hard.

Even worse, these pesticides are in the water we drink, the food we eat, and our bodies. Emerging research links exposure to neonics in the womb or early in life with developmental defects, heart deformations ...

Neonics are neurotoxic insecticides used everywhere: from lawns to gardens to farm fields across the country.

These pesticides are also responsible for killing massive numbers of bees and other pollinators. We depend on pollinators to grow our food, and fewer pollinators could mean increased food prices, reduced access to healthier foods, and food scarcity that will hit low-income communities and communities of color especially hard.

Even worse, these pesticides are in the water we drink, the food we eat, and our bodies. Emerging research links exposure to neonics in the womb or early in life with developmental defects, heart deformations, muscle tremors, and memory loss. That’s why we’ve joined forces with partners throughout the state to crack down on these toxic pesticides.

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Tell NYS Leaders: Pass the Birds & Bees Protection Act

The New York State Assembly passed its version of the Birds & Bees Protection Act in April and the Senate is poised to do the same any day--but under NYS law, unless both houses pass a matching bill or 'same as' bill, the bill can't go to Governor Hochul's Desk. Your email will send legislative leaders a strong message: reconcile the difference between the bills so that pollinator protections ...

The New York State Assembly passed its version of the Birds & Bees Protection Act in April and the Senate is poised to do the same any day--but under NYS law, unless both houses pass a matching bill or 'same as' bill, the bill can't go to Governor Hochul's Desk. Your email will send legislative leaders a strong message: reconcile the difference between the bills so that pollinator protections become law! Send an email now to Assembly Speaker Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Governor Hochul, as well as Assemblyman Englebright and Sentaor Hoylman, the bill's sponsors.

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