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

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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.

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