Vote Yes on Prop 2

2021 - Vote for Clean Air and Water

October 17, 2021

Each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.

This election, we can amend the New York State Constitution to include those words. No one should get sick just because of where they live or work. The Environmental Rights Amendment will change that.


The Environmental Rights Amendment is a value statement that declares that New Yorkers acknowledge that clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment are fundamental rights for all of us. It sends a clear message about our collective values and priorities and would be on par with fundamental freedoms like the right to free speech and freedom of religion.

The Environmental Rights Amendment is an actionable right and would provide procedural and substantive safeguards by requiring the government to consider the environment and our relationship to it in decisionmaking. This constitutional amendment will also:

  • Help our economy by keeping people healthy and lowering health care costs for businesses and families
  • Require New York State government to consider the environment in decision making
  • Create a tool for combating environmental racism

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