This website was created to communicate the agenda of a broad movement of organizations urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to make a major commitment to and investment in all-electric affordable housing in her 2022 State of the State address and Executive Budget. In 2021, over 200 organizations sent a letter to Governor Hochul advocating for a suite of policies that would help accomplish equitable energy efficiency and electrification in NY.
The initial authors and signers of the letter were:
Alliance for a Green Economy
Association for Energy Affordability
Building Decarbonization Coalition
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Mothers Out Front New York
New Yorkers for Clean Power
Sane Energy Project
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
The outcome of that letter and subsequent advocacy was a commitment from the Governor to 2 million “climate-friendly” homes in her 2022 State of the State address, and the inclusion of several of the policy requests in her executive budget. Since, 2022, we have continued to build momentum, and have sent annual platform letters to the Governor outlining a collective movement agenda.
Each year, more organizations have joined in the development of the platform, and we have continued to build broad movement momentum for the policies outlined in the letters.
We invite any and all organizations to join this effort, by signing onto the 2023 letter.
This website is maintained by Alliance for a Green Economy and New Yorkers for Clean Power. For more information about the work to switch from fossil fuels for heating, cooking, and hot water, we invite you to visit the following websites: