Today, 2/28, Asm. William Boyland of Brooklyn withdrew his sponsorship of the Quick Kill Bill. He is the fourth sponsor to do so. If you have a moment, please contact him and thank him for doing the right thing.
UPDATE 2/29 – Naomi Rivera just withdrew her sponsorship, the fifth sponsor to do so. Please thank her as well!
UPDATE 3/6 – Joan Millman just withdrew her sponsorship, the sixth sponsor to do so. Please thank her as well for doing the right thing!
UPDATE 3/6 – Fred Thiele just withdrew his sponsorship, the seventh sponsor to do so. Please thank him as well for doing the right thing!
UPDATE 3/6 – HUGE NEWS! The NYS Senate companion bill to the Quick Kill Bill was sponsored by NYS Senator Greg Ball. Senator Ball has withdrawn his bill, leaving the Quick Kill Bill without support in the NYS Senate. Please thank him as well! Although this is a MAJOR blow to the Quick Kill Bill, there are still ways it could move forward – so let’s take this opportunity to keep the pressure on and finish it off!
UPDATE 3/8 – Francisco Moya just withdrew his sponsorship, the eighth sponsor to do so! Please thank him for doing the right thing!
UPDATE 3/9 – Margaret Markey just withdrew her sponsorship, the ninth sponsor to do so! Please thank her for doing the right thing!
UPDATE 3/14 – John McEneny just withdrew his sponsorship, the tenth sponsor to do so! Please thank him for doing the right thing!
UPDATE 3/16 – Felix Ortiz just withdrew his sponsorship, the eleventh sponsor to do so! Please thank him for doing the right thing!
WE ARE WINNING – but now is no time to let up on the pressure; let’s keep the momentum going. The remaining sponsors of the Quick Kill Bill MUST hear from New Yorkers – and especially from their constituents. If you can, and especially if you live in their district, please call the remaining supporters of the Quick Kill Bill and urge them to withdraw their support. A summary of the bill’s many weaknesses can be found here. While you’re at it, please ask that they support REAL shelter reform in the form of Asm. Micah Kellner’s CAARA.
Remaining legislative sponsors of the Quick Kill Bill:
Margaret Markey (Queens) 718-651-3185
Robert Sweeney (Suffolk Cty) 631-957-2087
Matthew Titone (Staten Island) 718-442-9932
Francisco Moya (Queens) 718-458-5367
Felix Ortiz (Brooklyn) 718-492-6334
Peter Rivera (Bronx) 718-931-2620
Naomi Rivera (Bronx) 718-409-0109
Richard Gottifried (Manhattan) 212-807-7900
John McEneny (Albany) 518-455-4178
Joan Millman (Brooklyn) 718-246-4889
Michelle Schimel (Nassau Cty) 516-482-6966
Fred Thiele, Jr (Suffolk Cty) 631-537-2583
You may also use this link to email the sponsors. As always, adding your own personal message to the text provided for you is very effective.
Some people have contacted me and asked – if they have contacted the sponsors, commented on Asw. Amy Paulin’s Facebook page, and contacted the Chairwoman of the ASPCA board – well, what more can they do? If you live anywhere near Amy Paulin’s district, you can grab the .pdf of the ad that ran in her local paper and the paper describing the flaws in the bill, make a whole bunch of copies, and head down to any populated area in her district and pass them out and talk to people about the bill. You can also get very nice posters and stickers from this Facebook group. Hit the train stations of Hartsdale, White Plains and Scarsdale at peak commuter times. Hit the high-end retail shopping area surrounding her district office in Scarsdale. Hit the pet stores in the area. We’ll continue to fight this bill, and we’ll win.