Op-Ed | Vote yes on Prop 1 for clean water, clean air, and quality jobs


We all need clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. Regardless of our background or occupation, these are undeniable necessities. That’s why such a diversity of groups, from environmental advocates to labor unions, have come together in support of Ballot Proposal 1 – the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act – which will appear on the ballots of New York State voters this November.

When voters hit the polls this election, they will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect clean water by replacing aging pipes and sewage systems, upgrade infrastructure to withstand a changing climate, and invest in clean energy for a sustainable future. This will ensure that our state is a safe and healthy place to live for generations to come. It is imperative for all of us to vote “yes” on Prop 1.