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2013-04-11 16:24:10

Communities Standing Up to Call on Congress to Pass Common Sense Measures to Reduce Gun Violence like Expanded Background Checks YORK, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday, April 13(th), York area community leaders will join together at a "We Have Not Forgotten and Demand Action" community event to call on members of Congress to support gun violence prevention measures like the bipartisan legislation introduced by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey and West Virginia...

2013-04-10 16:24:13

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Below are statements from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns co-chairs, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The coalition today also released this fact sheet on the Manchin-Toomey amendment. Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: "Over the last few months, Americans across the country and in both parties have demanded that those in Washington take commonsense...

2013-04-02 12:25:20

Letter to Mayor Details Costs to State Businesses and Jobs, Urges Recycling NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb today urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council to reconsider a potential ban on polystyrene foam foodservice. They have both sent official letters to Mayor Mike Bloomberg highlighting the negative effects on state-wide businesses and the 1,200 polystyrene jobs in...

2013-03-25 16:23:07

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition Announces More than 100 Events Across the Country as Part of Largest Field Campaign in U.S. History to Address Gun Violence www.DemandAction.org/March28 NEW YORK , March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Americans will gather at more than 100 events across the country on Thursday, March 28 as part of the National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence. While members of Congress are home...

2013-03-24 00:21:36

Ads Call on Senators to Support Commonsense Reforms; Polls Show Overwhelming National Support for Background Checks Coalition Also Organizing National Day to Demand Action on Thursday, March 28 with More than 100 Events Across the Country; www.DemandAction.org NEW YORK, March 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that the bipartisan coalition of more than 900 mayors will air ads in key states...

2013-03-12 16:21:08

Global mayors to convene to highlight crucial role of megacities in tackling climate change and reducing climate risks NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau announced today that the city of Johannesburg, South Africa has been selected to host the fifth biennial C40 Cities Mayors Summit in February 2014. During the summit, hundreds of urban and...

soda ban gets canned
2013-03-12 08:24:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The fight to cut down on the sale and consumption of large sugary sodas in New York City just saw its first real setback. A ban on large-size sodas that was set to go into effect today will have to wait, after a state judge blocked the measure, calling the movement arbitrary and improperly enacted. The verdict hands a huge victory to the beverage industry. NY Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling on Monday wrote in his...

2013-03-10 16:20:15

ST. LOUIS, March 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy and the World Coal Association invited New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to learn more about the benefits of clean coal and coal's role as the world's fastest growing fuel in a new open letter to the mayor. Mayor Bloomberg's recent comments regarding coal represent a teachable moment for many who may not be fully aware of coal's enormous "beneath the surface" progress in recent years. These progress points include coal's unmatched...

2013-03-07 12:25:58

Burlington Mayor Among 30 Mayors Featured in New PSA; www.DemandAction.org NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released a new PSA featuring 30 mayors including Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger demanding that Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence. The ad can be viewed here: www.DemandAction.org/Mayors. The PSA marks a transition in the coalition's campaign from demanding a plan to demanding that Congress take action to...

2013-03-07 12:25:55

Charleston Mayor Among 30 Mayors Featured in New PSA; www.DemandAction.org NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released a new PSA featuring 30 mayors including Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley demanding that Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence. The ad can be viewed here: www.DemandAction.org/Mayors. The PSA marks a transition in the coalition's campaign from demanding a plan to demanding that Congress take action to pass...