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Green Hassig Asks St. Lawrence County Legislature to Make 3 New Laws

Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:00 PM

Legislative Board Room, St. Lawrence County Courthouse, Canton, NY USA

The county legislatures of NY-21 and all other county legislative bodies in New York State have a great deal of power to bring change.  New York is a Home Rule state.  This means that local governments can adopt legislation that stands alone without the need for any supporting legislation on the state or federal level. In cases where there are related state and federal laws, if the local law is more stringent, it stands.

There are 3 new laws that I want St. Lawrence County government to set in place.  These laws will change things for the better.  Without these laws, life in St, Lawrence County and the rest of our country will continue to become worse.

(1) A prohibition against the sale and consumption of fracked gas in St. Lawrence County

Fracking is a technology that causes serious and irreparable harm to the Earth.  Fracking contaminates water, air and land.  Fracking will not continue if people can’t buy and burn fracked gas.  The county legislature can help with bringing an end to fracking by prohibiting the sale and consumption of fracked gas in St. Lawrence County.

(2) Establish public financing for all local election campaigns

Publicly financed election campaigns in which it is illegal to spend any money other than what is provided by law would go far to eliminating corporate money and influence in local government.  With publicly financed election campaigns the field of candidates would expand beyond those who have sufficient wealth to mount their own campaigns and the candidates of major parties, which now fund much of campaign spending.  Political parties should not be able to buy elections by outspending their competition.  Public financing of election campaigns will bring better candidates into public office.

(3) Require the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department to provide residents with information on all known and suspected human carcinogens

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) publish lists of carcinogens that are classified for human carcinogenicity.  Many chemicals are now classified as known or suspected human carcinogens.  Dioxins, PCBs, hexachlorobenzene, benzene, formaldehyde, arsenic, lead, cadmium, chromium and mercury are among the chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer in humans.  With knowledge of these chemicals comes the ability to avoid exposure and thereby minimize cancer risk.  The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is not providing this information now because it depends upon the New York State Department of Health (DOH) for cancer information and the DOH is controlled by corporate influences that oppose informing the public on the subject of chemical exposure cancer causation.  This is wrong.  Lack of information is causing people in St. Lawrence County to get cancer and die.  We can change this by enacting a county law that requires public education on chemical carcinogens.

Motivating Government Action for Environmental Protection

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Potsdam Public Library Meeting Room, Potsdam, NY USA

This meeting is for planning activities that will motivate government to act upon its responsibility to protect the environment.  Protecting the Earth must become a high priority for all levels of government.  Citizens in concert with good government can bring the changes that will make possible the restoration of the healthfulness of our environment.  Everyone who is interested in environmental activism is welcome.  For more information:

Summer Solstice Celebration Radiating Our Love of the Earth

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:00-4:00 PM

Ives Park along Raquette River, Village of Potsdam, NY USA

Calling all Earth Angels, environmental activists, Green Party people
and others who love the Earth Mother.  Summer has begun and now is a
great time to celebrate the wonderful relationship that we all have
with Nature.  This is a time for music, dancing, speeches, poetry and
anything good that is in your heart to share.

For more information:  Donald L. Hassig; 315.262.2456

We need to focus on Love and Light as we set about bringing an end to
the rule of bad people in America.  Ever so long ago, Jesus raised up
Love as a powerful part of human existence.  We must now let Love
guide our efforts to bring great change in our country.  Deep in the
hearts of all good people are the desires to be in Light and to be
filled with Light.  Light will help us find the right path.

We need great changes in our country.  I believe these changes can best be                                                                                                               accomplished by way of revolution.  In the past, revolutions have imposed                                                                                                       much suffering on children, old people and animals.  We must be careful to                                                                                                     conduct our revolution in a manner that does not cause any such suffering.

We can bring about the replacement of bad people in the positions of
power in the United States by mass action.  The good people of America
need to start gathering in the streets and discussing change.  These
discussions must focus on change at the local level.  Once we have
discussed and taken actions to establish change on the local level, we
will be ready to bring change at the national level.

Let’s start discussing how to create local sources of food and energy.
These are two of the most important parts of human life.

We also need to discuss how to stop the bad Americans from ruining the
Earth.  Stopping this ruin from taking place is an essential part of
creating our local food and energy supplies.  We need a healthy planet
to live on.  We can change our food and energy activities, if we have
a healthy, stable Earth to live upon.

There is much good work ahead of us.  We can take back America for the
good Americans in ways that are more careful and loving than
revolution.  Love will make this possible.  Light will help us do

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625