June 15th, 2010
We are coming down to the end game in our quest to include herbs in
our NYS license. But your help in moving the bill out of committee
right now is essential.
Please call Assembly Member Glick today at her at the Albany office
Here is a suggested script:
“Hello this is [your name] calling to ask Assembly Member Glick to move Assembly Bill 03717-A, which relates to the practice of acupuncture, on to the agenda so that it can move out of the Higher Education Committee and onto the Assembly floor for a vote.
Give your name, address phone number, zip etc….
If you are in her district let the staff know, but if you aren’t it doesn’t matter, in her role as Chairperson of the Higher Education Committee she works for all New Yorkers.
June 8th, 2010
After several years of effort, the "Herbs Bill", developed by NYSAC and fully supported by ASNY, has reached a critical juncture and can now move forward. But your help in making this occur is essential.
We have recently achieved acceptance of our legislation’s language from
the New York State Education Department. This acceptance was based on
technical amendments made by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, our Senate Sponsor. The Senate Bill, now S.5512A is ready
to leave the Senate Higher Education Committee.
However, we now need to ask Assembly Member Grace Meng, the sponsor of A.03717, to revise the Assembly bill so that both bills are identical again.
Below, you will find 4 template letters. Please
download them to your computer. Then take a few minutes to edit the 4
letters by adding your name and address to the bottom of them. Then
print, add your signature and MAIL
them. Two go
to Grace Meng in
both her district and Albany offices and two go to Richard Gottfried (a
supporter of the Assembly Bill) in both his district and Albany
offices. Then, make a copy of your letter to Richard Gottfried and send
Ms. Monica Miller
Senior Legislative Associate
Office of the Honorable Richard N. Gottfried
New York State Assembly
Albany, NY 12248
Our Lobbyist tells us that we must mail hard copy letters rather than send an email. We know that this is a little more trouble, but we need these letters to go out this week as a matter of urgency.
Thank you!Kevin Ergil (NYSAC), and the ASNY Board