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Voices from the State of the State – Papa Cuomo

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the State of the State – Papa Cuomo Jim Weiss has been playing “Papa Cuomo” at environmental events for awhile now, in an effort to bring awareness of the past pro-environment political stands that Mario Cuomo, a past NYS governor and father of the present NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has taken. Jim hopes to remind the son Andrew of where he should be standing on all such environmental issues. Jim is from Marathon, NY, and is active with the group: Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County, [...]

Voices from the State of the State – David Doll (CARP)

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the State of the State – David Doll (CARP) David Doll is from Brooklyn, NYC, and is a member of (CARP), the Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline, which has been fighting the Pipeline proposal there and the proposed liquid nitrogen gas (LNG) offshore storage facilities along the Long Island coastal [...]

Voices from the State of the State – The Grady Girls

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the State of the State – The Grady Girls Besides performing as a chorus line at the rally outside the chamber where the Governor’s State of the State took place, the Grady Girls are cousins who would like to send a message to the Governor about tracking, renewables and other environmental concerns.  They dance, hold signs and get their message [...]

State of the State Part 1: The Akwesasne Defend Their Rights

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

State of the State Part 1: The Akwesasne Defend Their Rights On January 8, 2014, at the Capitol building in Albany, NY, anti-fracking activists gathered at the State of the State address by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Mohawk tribe, the Akwesasne, were not permitted to enter the main concourse with their flags, which were declared to be “weapons.” Deciding to remain in a side corridor, their drumming was interrupted by state troopers demanding that they stop their [...]