Last night, the Four Freedoms Democratic Club unanimously passed two important resolutions. The first was a resolution in support of advocating for the NYC Zero Waste plan, the goal of which is to reduce by 90% all waste sent to landfills by 2030 through the city's recycling and composting systems. The resolution also called for "legislation and policies on city, state and national level that support recycling programs and policies in an effort to divert materials from landfills, reduce toxins and carbon dioxide levels, and strengthen our efforts to fight climate change."
Club members voted to support the resolution after listening to an illuminating discussion on recycling and composting that featured State Senator Jose M. Serrano and Alia Soomro, NYC Policy Director for the NY League of Conservation Voters.
Later in the evening, club members heard from Michelle Winfield, State Committee Member from the 74th Assembly District, on the issue of reparations. Ms. Winfield spoke about New York's history of redlining, and educated members on the history of Stuyvesant Town. Following her presentation, club members voted to support a resolution calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to sign bill A7691/S2416, which would establish a commission to consider reparations for African Americans in NY State.
You can read both resolutions HERE.