Yesterday was an important day in our campaign to protect the health and safety of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, but it is far from over.
In the race for mayor, it is uncertain whether or not there will be a run-off between Democrats Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. If there is one, we will continue our campaign to help elect Bill Thompson, who has vowed to stop the Dump. I am so proud of the hundreds of volunteers who spent countless hours calling their neighbors, petitioning in the streets, and helping to make the East 91st Street MTS a key issue in the race.
If there is a run-off, it would be in three short weeks on October 1. We will be in touch shortly on how you can help support our campaign and Bill Thompson.
If Bill de Blasio is the Democratic nominee, we will put just as much effort into convincing him that he is wrong to support a Dump that endangers the health of so many while costing the city hundreds of millions of dollars it doesn’t have. I know how persuasive we can all be together!
In the Republican race for Mayor, we congratulate Joe Lhota for his primary victory. We are thrilled that he has been such a forceful opponent against the Dump. As deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani, he spearheaded the effort to close the original East 91st Street dump.
We also want to congratulate:
Scott Stringer, who won the Democratic primary for Comptroller. We will continue to work with Scott to highlight the mushrooming cost and the fiscal irresponsibility of building a $500 million dump that serves only to endanger the lives of so many children and increases pollution citywide, while not solving NYC’s waste problem.
Gale Brewer, who won the Democratic primary for Manhattan Borough President. Gale voted against the East 91st Street MTS while in the City Council and has vowed to do everything she can to stop it as Borough President.
Ben Kallos, who won Manhattan City Council District 5 where the Dump is to be located. We know he will be a tireless advocate in the City Council on this issue.
Thank you to ALL of you! Your commitment to stopping the dump, to protecting the families, children and seniors, to protecting the play space and green space, to protecting the right to breathe clean air, continues to be an inspiration to us all.
Our fight continues on, and you should be proud of your efforts to keep dumps out of residential neighborhoods.