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Mineola, New York, U.S. October 30, 2022. New York Governor KATHY HOCHUL (Democrat) is on stage at Nassau County rally held outdoors at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. © 2022 Ann Parry, annparry.com (blog post feature photo)

Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 4, 2022

Update Nov. 8, 2022: Kathy Hochul is first woman elected Governor of New York

Labor unions rally for Hochul Delgado

• voting in NY:  voteearlyny.org •  find your poll site

The New York governor’s race has become unexpectedly close.

Two days after early voting started in New York, and nine days before Election Day 2022, Democratic candidates and supporters – largely from labor unions – gathered for the Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. 

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. At Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul, young women hold a Hochul Delgado sign and wear a shirt with message “Voting is just like driving: To go backward choose ‘R.’ To go forward choose ‘D.'” (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

The Sunday, October 30th event was held outdoors during a sunny autumn afternoon at the Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site in Mineola. 

Today I early voted early at the Freeport Recreation Center. 

  • my Photo Gallery – Nassau County Rally with Gov. Hochul (Plus, click each photo here to see larger one.)
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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. Men wearing orange ‘Carpenters RISE’ shirts and ‘Hochul Delgado’ stickers approach entrance to Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. Event was at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct., 30, 2022. L-R, N.Y. Chair of the NYS Democratic Committee JAY JACOBS, Lt. Gov. ANTONIO DELGADO, NYS Comptroller THOMAS DINAPOLI, candidate for Congress NY-03 ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, (at podium) Pres. of Local 338 JOHN DURSO, and Gov. KATHY HOCHUL are on stage at Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. ANTONIO DELGADO, Lieutenant Governor of New York State, is on stage at Nassau County Rally with Gov. Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct., 30, 2022. At center, NYS Assembly Deputy Majority Leader MICHAELLE SOLAGES waves to audience at Nassau County Rally with Gov. Hochul. At podium is Chair of the NYS Democratic Committee JAY JACOBS; right of him is Gov. KATHY HOCUL; left of him is Lt. Gov. ANTONIO DELGADO. At far right is NYS Assembly candidate AMANDA FIELD (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, Democratic candidate for the United States Congress for the 3rd Congressional District of New York, participates in Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct., 30, 2022. YURI JIMENEZ, a member of Local 338, holds her daughter GISELLE, 2 1/2 years old, at Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. Event was held outdoors at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct., 30, 2022. Audience members are wearing MOMS DEMAND ACTION shirts and holding HOCHUL DELGADO signs at Nassau County Rally with Gov. Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. At center NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS and two Hasidic Jewish men talk before start of Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul on Long Island.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. Woman pushing stroller with baby boy in it waits on line to sign into Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. Event was held outdoors at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. At front right, activist LAUREN CORCORAN-DOOLIN waits on line to sign into Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022.. At left, Democratic Deputy Zone Leader of 21st Assembly District RANDY KOVAR signs into Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. Event was outdoors at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. Union members hold large 32BJ SEIU sign at Nassau County Rally with Gov.Hochul. 32BJ is a merger of two NYC unions of building service workers and an affiliate of SIEU, the Service Employees International Union.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. Young daughters of Local 338 union members help at food tent during Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. Event was held outdoors at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. At front, NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS and, at back, NYSUT retirees MEL STERN talk before start of Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. Activists with BEND The ARC sign attend Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul on Long Island. Bend the Arc is a national group of progressive American Jews.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct., 30, 2022. At center in light suit, Senator KEVIN THOMAS (NY-06) poses with women wearing PSC CUNY shirts at end of Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. PSC CUNY, the Professional Staff Congress, represents faculty and staff at the City University of New York and CUNY Research Foundation.(© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. At left, Assemblywoman TAYLOR DARLING, (Democrat) 18th Assembly District of New York, is with a constituent at end of Nassau County Rally with Gov. Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct., 30, 2022. Woman holds Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW sign, and she and man wear ‘Hochul Delgado’ stickers at Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul . Event was held outdoors at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. LAURA CURRAN, former Nassau County Executive, attends Nassau County Rally with Gov. Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Mineola, N.Y., U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. A woman waving and a man, both wearing 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers shirts, leave after end of Nassau County Rally with Governor Hochul. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Today I early voted early at the Freeport Recreation Center. 


FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post) Mineola, NY, U.S. Oct. 30, 2022. New York Governor KATHY HOCHUL is on stage at Nassau County rally held at Local 338, RSDSU UFCW workers union site on Long Island. 


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Mineola, New York, USA. April 26, 2021. Activist at rally holds sign saying: STOP TAXING OUR WATER. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally to urge NYS Assemby to push through legislation, before that date, corresponding with NYS Senate Bill S989A to establish a Nassau County Water Authority and except water works corporations in counties of populations over one million from a special franchise tax. (© 2021 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

Activists Rally to STOP New York American Water Rate Hikes

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
April 27, 2021

Activists urge NYS Assembly to pass legislation to create Nassau County Water Authority

  • contact info for NYS Assembly members at end of post
“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. At rally, activists hold signs saying STOP TAXING OUR WATER, and Water for ALL! Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. At rally, activists hold signs saying STOP TAXING OUR WATER, and Water for ALL! Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Yesterday, April 26, activists held a rally in Mineola about the unfair burden of paying dam-bursting rates – about to rise 26% higher on May 1st – for water from New York American Water, a private company.

Living in Merrick, I’m among over 124,000 customers of NYAW in Nassau County who pay rates many times higher than county residents with municipal water.

“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. MARGARET MAHER, from non-profit Food and Water Watch, speaks at rally. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally to urge NYS Assembly to push through legislation, before that date, corresponding with NYS Senate Bill S989A to establish a Nassau County Water Authority. (© 2021Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. MARGARET MAHER, from non-profit Food and Water Watch, speaks at rally. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Since 2011, I’ve been covering rallies and attending meetings about the extreme, unfair difference in rates customers pay for water from private companies versus municipal water in Nassau County.

“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. Activists and civic leaders - including in front row, center, wearing lapis blue face mask and jacket, CLAUDIA BORECKY, a Co-Director of CAWS (Clean Air Water Soil) - rally at Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. Activists and civic leaders – including in front row, center, wearing lapis blue face mask and jacket, CLAUDIA BORECKY, a Co-Director of CAWS (Clean Air Water Soil) – rally at Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

But the notable changes water customers have experienced over the past 11 years have been repeated sales from one private water company to another, and a flood of rate hikes.

“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. At front, GEORGE POMBAR, President of Glen Head-Glenwood Civic Association, speaks at rally. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally to urge NYS Assembly to push through legislation, before that date, corresponding with NYS Senate Bill S989A to establish a Nassau County Water Authority. (© 2021Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. At front, GEORGE POMBAR, President of Glen Head-Glenwood Landing Civic Council, speaks at rally. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

New York State Senate Bill S.989a

Recently, however, New York State Senate Bill S.989a passed –  sponsored by Sen. James Gaughran (Dem.-5th District, Northport) – which relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations – including creating a Nassau County Water Authority and exempting water works corporations in counties of populations over one million from a special franchise tax.

In addition to NYS Sen. James Gaughran, Sen. John Brooks (Dem. – 8th Dist., Seaford), Sen. Leroy Comrie (Dem. – 14th Dist., St. Albans)  Sen. Todd Kaminsky (Dem. – 9th Dist., Long Beach), and Sen. Kevin Thomas (Dem. – 6th Dist, Garden City) actively supported the bill’s passage, and speakers at the rally thanked them.

“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. L-R, DAVE DENENBERG, Co-Director of CAWS; LLOYD NADEL (speaking at mics) attorney for Glen Head-Glenwood Landing Civic Council; ERIC WELTMAN, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action; (activist); GEORGE POMBAR, Pres. of GH/GL Civic Council; and AGATHA NADEL, Director of NSCC,  speak at rally. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. L-R, DAVE DENENBERG, Co-Director of CAWS; LLOYD NADEL (speaking at mics) attorney for Glen Head-Glenwood Landing Civic Council; ERIC WELTMAN, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action; (activist); GEORGE POMBAR, Pres. of GH/GL Civic Council; and AGATHA NADEL, Director of NSCC,  speak at rally. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

But for New York American Water customers to avoid the 26% rate hike, and for such changes to take place, the NYS Assembly must also pass corresponding legislation before May 1st.  [See UPDATE near end of post]

“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. Activist META MEREDAY, of Baldwin, speaks at rally and holds up sign saying: NY Assembly, Only You Can Stop the Rate Hike! Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally to urge NYS Assembly to push through legislation, before that date, corresponding with NYS Senate Bill S989A to establish a Nassau County Water Authority. (© 2021Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. Activist META MEREDAY, of Baldwin, speaks at rally and holds up sign saying: NY Assembly, Only You Can Stop the Rate Hike! Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)


Contact your NYS Assembly member:

New York State Assembly members:  assembly.state.ny.us/mem/

Michael Durso  •  District 9
nyassembly.gov/mem/Michael-Durso
dursom@nyassembly.gov •  516-541-4598

Charles D. Lavine  •  District 13
nyassembly.gov/mem/Charles-D-Lavine
LavineC@nyassembly.gov  •  516-676-0050

David G. McDonough  •  District 14
nyassembly.gov/mem/David-G-McDonough
mcdonoughd@nyassembly.gov  •  516-409-2070

Michael Montesano  •  District 15
nyassembly.gov/mem/Michael-Montesano
MontesanoM@nyassembly.gov •  516-937-3571

John K. Mikulin  •  District 17
nyassembly.gov/mem/John-K-Mikulin
mikulinj@nyassembly.gov •  516-228-4960

Taylor Darling •  District 18
nyassembly.gov/mem/Taylor-Darling
darlingt@nyassembly.gov  •  516-489-6610

Edward P. Ra  •  District 19
nyassembly.gov/mem/Edward-P-Ra
rae@nyassembly.gov  •  516-535-4095

Judy Griffin •  District 21
nyassembly.gov/mem/Judy-Griffin
griffinj@nyassembly.gov  •  516-561-8216

Michaelle C. Solages •  District 22
nyassembly.gov/mem/Michaelle-C-Solages
SolagesM@nyassembly.gov  •  516-599-2972


“Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. AGATHA NADEL, Director of North Shore Concerned Citizens (NSCC) speaks at rally, and behind her at right is ERIC WELTMAN, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally to urge NYS Assembly to push through legislation, before then, corresponding with NYS Senate Bill S989A to establish a Nassau County Water Authority. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. April 26, 2021. AGATHA NADEL, Director of North Shore Concerned Citizens (NSCC) speaks at rally, and behind her at right is ERIC WELTMAN, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. Faced with a 26% rate increase from New York American Water going into effect May 1, 2021, activists and residents who are NYAW customers rally to urge NYS Assembly to push through legislation, before then, corresponding with NYS Senate Bill S.989As to establish a Nassau County Water Authority. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)


Company & groups in post:

New York American Water – www.amwater.com/NYAW/
facebook – nyamwater    twitter – @nyamwater

CAWS – LI Clean Air Water and Soil – www.licaws.org/

Food and Water Watch
www.foodandwaterwatch.org/2021/03/02/stopping-privatization/

Glen Head-Glenwood Landing Civic Council
www.facebook.com/ghgwlcivics/

North Shore Concerned Citizens (NSCC)


→ UPDATENew York State Assembly Bill A07279

Before May 1, 2021, NYS Assembly Bill A07279 passed, which “relates to the establishment of the north and south shore water authority and capping the rate a water-works corporation may increase its rates and charges.” It was sponsored by Rep. Charles Lavine (Dem. – Dist. 13, Glen Cove), and co-sponsors Rep. Judy Griffin (Dem. – Dist. 21, Rockville Centre), Rep. Michaelle Solages (Dem. – Dist. 22, Elmont), and Rep. Michael Montesano (Rep., Ind., Cons. – Dist. 15, Glen Head).

NYS Assembly Bill A07279 differs from NYS Senate Bill A.989.a in some significant ways. For one, the NYS Assembly bill would form a North and South Shore Water Authority, covering fewer New York Water Authority customers than the Nassau County Water Authority NYS Senate Bill S.989.a would cover.


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