As famed wordsmith and legendary Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra once said, “It feels like deja-vu all over again”. A bill which would end the unjust arrest and imprisonment of 10’s of thousands of New Yorkers for nothing more than carrying common folding knives has been transmitted to Governor Cuomo. This year’s bill was specifically crafted to address the “concerns” the Governor outlined in his veto statement last year.
Knife Rights is putting out an action alert for anyone who lives, works, or travels through New York. Please contact Governor Cuomo and politely ask him to sign A.5667-A.
From Knife Rights:
Knife Rights’ Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill, A.5667-A, has been transmitted to Governor Cuomo. If you live, work or travel in New York, or plan to, CALL the Governor TODAY and STOP the OUTRAGEOUS arrests and prosecutions in New York City! The Governor now has 10 days (excluding Sunday) to sign or veto the bill, or allow it to become law without his signature.
The sponsors, Assemblyman Dan Quart and Senator Diane Savino, Knife Rights, and our partners including the Legal Aid Society, agreed to amend the bill to address Governor Cuomo’s objections to last year’s version which he vetoed on New Year’s Eve. There is no logical reason for Governor Cuomo to do anything but sign this bill into law.
This bill passed the Legislature by overwhelming margins,136-1 in the Assembly and 61-1 in the Senate. This bill will prevent hundred’s of bogus arrests every week in New York City. Martin LaFalce of the Legal Aid Society called these arrests and prosecutions “the most discriminatory criminal justice practice in New York State.”
LET’S GET THIS DONE! Regardless of your personal views of Governor Cuomo or his politics on any other issue, if you live, work or travel in New York, or plan to, please CALL Governor Cuomo TODAY and simply deliver the message that you are “calling to respectfully request that Governor Cuomo please sign A5667-A,” and then thank him. Please be POLITE and RESPECTFUL and REMAIN ON POINT.
THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BERATE THE GOVERNOR ABOUT ANY OTHER POLITICAL ISSUES – STAY ON MESSAGE.CALL Governor Cuomo TODAY at:
518-474-8390 and Press #1(Depending on call volume, you may still
be asked to leave a message.)If you are a New York state resident, you can SEND AN EMAIL to Gov. Cuomo using Knife Rights Legislative Action Center.
It’s go time folks. Please call or write today.