NYPIRG 45th Anniversary Celebration

Honoring the Rockefeller Family Fund and its Director Lee Wasserman
45th logo Dear Friends,
Our November 15, 2018 NYPIRG 45th Anniversary Celebration was a great success, and we all had a wonderful time proudly honoring the Rockefeller Family Fund and its Director Lee Wasserman for their vital efforts to fight climate change. Despite the weather, it was a fantastic evening and a testament to the crucial work that NYPIRG has accomplished since 1973 — and the dedicated staff, volunteers, friends, coalition partners, and supporters who have made that work possible.
NYPIRG will continue to tackle the big issues and take on the powerful on behalf of the public. As your watchdog in New York, we are proud of our decades of tireless work to strengthen democracy, fight for the rights of consumers and voters, and protect the environment and public health. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Blair Horner
Executive Director

Event Photos

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Co-chairs

Jay R. Halfon
Rachel Leon
Chris Meyer
Neysa Pranger
Camille Rivera
Donald K. Ross
Rebecca J. Weber

Host Committee

Melinda Baglio
Sabrica Barnett
Tarika Barrett & Michael O’Loughlin
Geoff Boehm
Michele Bonan & Steve Hamill
Diana Breen
Samara Daly
Judith Enck
Dave Fields
Jay Hershenson
Li Howard & Tom Wathen
Joel Kelsey
Steve Kleinberg
Arthur Malkin
Catherine McVay & Tom Hughes
Mike Pratt
Joseph Rappaport
Lauri Rosmarin-Plattner & Rob Plattner
Larry Shapiro
Pete Sikora
Susan Stamler
Evan Stavisky
Michelle Stern

Special Thanks

Rockefeller Family Fund
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Susan Stamler & Chris Meyer
Barak Berkowitz
Jeff Bloom
Lawrence & Dana Linden
Shoshana Bookson
Arthur Malkin & Donald K. Ross
Michelle Stern
Larry Rockefeller
AARP New York
Professional Staff Congress/CUNY
John Gilroy
Geoff Boehm
Virginia & Sarah Knox
Diana Breen
Jay Halfon
David Kaiser
Michael Porte
TransitCenter
Tarika Barrett & Michael O'Loughlin
Li Howard & Tom Wathen
Catherine McVay & Tom Hughes
Neysa Pranger & Michael Ward
Editorial: Protect the water  (The Buffalo News, July 14, 2019)
How New York wants to improve the quality of your drinking water  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, July 12, 2019)
Long Island's Water Problem: Part Two  (Long Island Weekly)
NYS Department of Health limiting chemicals in water  (WIVB, July 10, 2019)
State health commissioner accepts recommendations for maximum contaminant levels in drinking water  (Mid-Hudson News, July 9, 2019)
State proposes new drinking water standards for 3 chemicals  (Newsday, July 9, 2019)
NY May Have Just Taken A Step Toward Reform  (WAMC, July 8, 2019)
Lawmakers call for exemptions from NYC's controversial congestion pricing plan  (New York Post, July 6, 2019)
Blair Horner discusses the 2019 Legislative session on The Capitol Connection  (WAMC, July 4, 2019)
Long Island's Water Problem: Part One  (Long Island Weekly, July 4, 2019)
NYPIRG's Liz Moran reviews how environmental issues fared in the recent New York State Legislative session  (The Sanctuary for Independent Media, June 26, 2019)
NY officials seek greater power to sue water polluters  (Fox 5 NY, June 26, 2019)
The one strategy that could finance the whole Green New Deal  (Fast Company, June 26, 2019)
The 2019 Legislative Session Is In The Books  (WAMC, June 24, 2019)
Blair Horner discusses the 2019 legislative session  (The Sanctuary for Independent Media, June 24, 2019)
A Profound Democratic Shift in New York: ‘We Seized the Moment’  (The New York Times, June 22, 2019)
Albany 2019: Winners and losers in a progressive session  (Newsday, June 22, 2019)
Electric Car Charging Stations Coming to Park Slope in Fall 2019  (Bklner, June 21, 2019)
Water Contamination On Long Island  (Port Washington News, June 21, 2019)
NY's Climate Protection Act Draws Range Of Reactions In Hudson Valley  (WAMC, June 20, 2019)
News Archive
NYPIRG statement on proposed PFOA, PFOS, 1,4-dioxane MCLs
Tale of the Tape: NYPIRG’s 2019 Legislative Review
NYPIRG Statement on Climate Legislation
NYPIRG Analysis of NY Climate Leadership and Protection Act
Albany Money Machine 2019
NYPIRG leads effort to respond to growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Joins with state lawmakers, health and environmental groups, and medical professionals to curb overuse and misuse of antibiotics
Report: What's in My Water? Emerging Contaminants in New York's Drinking Water Systems
News Release: New NYPIRG Report Reveals Prevalence of Emerging Contaminants in New York Drinking Water Supplies
Civic Organizations Release 50-state Review of States' Ethics Boards
NYPIRG Statement on Rejection of Water Permit for Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Project
NYPIRG Statement on State Environmental Budget
Release: Albany Money Machine 2019
NYPIRG Reviews Governor, Senate and Assembly Budget Plans on Key Issues
News Release: Organizations Respond to One-House Budgets on Water Infrastructure Spending
Letter: Organizations Support Bottle Deposit Law Expansion
Students Deliver 4,500 Petitions Calling for Increased Water Funds in State Budget
NYPIRG Statement on H.R. 1 Passage and Calls for State Law for Small Donor Public Financing of Campaigns
Letter: Organizations call for increased water infrastructure funding
Policy Paper: NYPIRG examines impact of plastic pollution and proposed legislation to ban single use plastic bags
New York's Highest-in-the-Nation Contribution Limits Go Up
Donors Can Now Contribute Nearly $70,000 to Governor
Reports & Features Archive