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Contact Info for NY Assembly Members and State Senators

Please contact your NY assembly member and state senator and urge them to sponsor the "Religious Exemption" bill and the "Physician Prevail" bill - and to vote for them when they reach the floor. It is also important to get Health Committee members to vote the bills out of their respective committees. The links and information below will make it easier for you to contact them.

Note: Political experts advise that using the phone, sending a letter, faxing - or best: visiting a representative's office, are the surest ways to get results. Emails, they note, should be used only if other methods are unavailable. And make sure, when you write to your representatives, to state that you are a constituent in their district

Additionally, could you please email a note to Senator Padavan and Assemblyman Gottfried, informing them of the actions you took on behalf of their bills?

Freedom of Religion and the 31+ Question Test  

Parents Claiming Religious Exemptions Are Harassed

Letter to NY State Senator Urging Passage of Vaccination/Patient Rights Bills

Letter to NY Assembly Member Urging Passage of Vaccination/Patient Rights Bills

The detailed member lists below reflect 2005 information. For latest committee configurations use the following links -
Assembly Health Committee members (with links for each member)
Senate Health Committee members 
The Senate page doesn't provide links to each member's info. A complete list of Senators with links is at http://senate.state.ny.us/senatehomepage.nsf/senators?OpenForm

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Assembly Health Committee
(linked to their webpages) 
Senate Health Committee
Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried 
242 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001 

212-807-7900 Email
Senator Kemp Hannon
224 7th Street, 
Garden City, NY 11530

516 739 1700 Email
Assemblymember Jim Bacalles 
103 Gansevoort Street 
Bath, NY 14810 

607-776-9691 Email 
Senator Carl Andrews
572 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225

718-284-4700 Email
Assemblymember Jonathan L. Bing 
360 E. 57th Street 
Mezzanine Level 
New York, NY 10022 

212-605-0937 Email
Senator John A. DeFrancisco
800 State Office Building
333 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 428-7632 Email
Assemblyman Jeff Brown
Room 200 
201 South Main Street 
North Syracuse, NY 13212
315-452-1115 Email
Senator Thomas K. Duane
494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 503
New York, New York 10001

212-268-1049 Email
Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill 
1 Albany Ave 
Kingston, NY 12401 

845-338-9610 Email
Senator Hugh T. Farley
2430 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010

518-843-2188, Fax: 518-843-8363 Email
Assemblyman James D. Conte 
1783 New York Avenue 
Huntington Station, NY 11746 

631-271-8025 Email
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.
30 South Ocean Avenue
Freeport, New York 11520

516-546-4100, Fax: 516-546-4334 Email
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz
1800 Sheepshead Bay Road 
Brooklyn, NY 11235 

718-743-4078 Email
Senator Jeff Klein (After May 16) -
3713 East Tremont Avenue, Lower Level
Bronx, New York 10465

718-822-2049, Fax: 718-822-2321 Email
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz 
3107 Kingsbridge Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10463 

718-796-5345 Email
Senator Bill Larkin
1093 Little Britain Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553

845-567-1270 Email
Assemblywoman Patricia A. Eddington
38 Oak St. Suite 5
Patchogue, NY 11772

631-207-0073 Email
Senator Thomas W. Libous
1607 State Office Building
44 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

607-773-8771 Email
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef
2 Church Street
Ossining, NY 10562

914-941-1111 Email
Senator George D. Maziarz
2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Wheatfield, NY 14304

716-731-8740 Email
Assemblywoman Diane Gordon
669 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207

718-257-5824 Email
Senator Velmanette Montgomery
30 Third Avenue, Room 615
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-643-6140, Fax: 718-237-4137 Email
Assemblymember Alexander B. Pete Grannis 
1672 First Avenue 
New York, NY 10128 

212-860-4906 Email
Senator George Onorato
28-11 Astoria Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11102

718-545-9706, Fax: 718-726-2036 Email
Assemblymember Aileen M. Gunther
20 Anawana Lake Road
Monticello, NY 12701

845-794-5807 Email
Senator Mary Lou Rath
5500 Main Street, Suite 260
Williamsville, NY 14221

716-633-0331, 1-800-597-3517 Email
Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs
2294 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

718-434-0446 Email
Senator John L. Sampson
9114 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236

718-649-7653 Email
Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli
Room 840
333 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

315-428-9651 Email
Senator Malcolm A. Smith
205-19 Linden Boulevard
Saint Albans, NY 11412

718-528-4290 Email
Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn
159-06 71st Avenue
Flushing, NY 11365

718-969-1508 Email
Senator Nick Spano
Room 509 Legislative Office Building
1 Executive Boulevard
Yonkers, NY 10701

914-969-5194 Email
  Senator George H. Winner, Jr.
228 Lake Street 
Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902

607-732-2765 Email

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Contact info for all State Senators - senate.state.ny.us/senatehomepage.nsf/senators?OpenForm
Contact info for all Assembly Members - assembly.state.ny.us/mem

To determine your state representatives by ZIP code - 
map01.elections.state.ny.us/boe/main.asp or vote-smart.org

Freedom of Religion and the 31+ Question Test  
Parents Claiming Religious Exemptions Are Harassed
Letter to NY State Senator Urging Passage of Vaccination/Patient Rights Bills
Letter to NY Assembly Member Urging Passage of Vaccination/Patient Rights Bills

Advice on Contacting Lawmakers

Just a word of advice: As a former Member of Congress myself, I can tell you that volume mail, (or email) on an issue counts for far less than a well-written personal letter or email, however brief... personal letters or emails are far more impressive than a copy- cat message that comes in by the hundreds. Such messages are usually tied in a stack with a "total received" number on them, or just summarized as a number on a mail tally sheet. Even more impressive is a visit to the congressman's home district office, or a phone call to that office and to Washington. If the call is made to the Washington office, a person should ask for the congressman's "Legislative Affairs Assistance" who handles the (particular) issue. The caller should state that he or she is a registered voter in the (whatever) district of (state) and wants the congressman to support the bill. They should also ask for a written reply from the congressman in which he states his position. 

Bob Bauman, former Representative from Maryland (1973-81)

Media Tips
Grass-Roots Activists Handbook
Compiled by William H. Dailey, Esq.
Tips on Making Letters and Phone Calls Effective (provided by 20/20 Vision)



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