NY Landowner Group Asks Members to Flood Cuomo with Letters/Calls

The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is putting out the word to its 77,000 members to contact Gov. Andrew Cuomo and let him know that a) they vote, and b) they won’t forget if he doesn’t allow fracking to move forward now, by the end of February. They’re encouraging members to print out and send him a couple of form letters (see them below), as well as call the governor’s office—repeatedly. This is a “numbers game” now according the JLCNY. They want to roar so Gov. Ditherer hears it loud and clear.

Here’s the email MDN received from the JLCNY announcing their latest initiative:

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

The JLCNY has created a set of two new letters for landowners to send to Governor Cuomo to express our support for safe and responsible natural gas development in New York. I think that you’ll find these letters to be very good and appealing.

Please download, print, sign and mail at least one different letter each day and keep doing that day after day until the Governor releases the completed SGEIS.

Ltr to Cuomo – you already know 020912 (3).pdf

Ltr to Cuomo 012513 2 (3).pdf

Please mail the attached files to Governor Cuomo at the following address…

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of NY State
NY State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

We need tens of thousands of individual letters to go in.

PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS IS A NUMBERS GAME NOW, AND WE MUST SHOW OUR NUMBERS! So if you want to send more than one letter per day, please send them in separate envelopes. It will help immensely!

In addition, please also call the Governor at both of the following numbers to really drive the message home…


518-474-8390 AND 212-681-4580

…and tell him the following…


Call each number as many times per day as you possibly can to show our numbers and resolve!

As concerned as this may sound, we ARE winning in NY. We just have to keep the momentum up and growing. Your help in doing this will be most appreciated!

Warm Regards,
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.*

*Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (email received Feb 20, 2013) – Two ALL NEW Letters to Send to Cuomo

Here’s letter #1:

And letter #2:

  • Yeah, This time the letter campaign will work, because the 300,000+ letters he already received over the last 4 1/2 years just weren’t enough .. . . SERIOUSLY??!! Another round of letters?? He does’t already know all of what’s written in these letters???
    The JLCNY is like a scared kid in the school yard threatening the bully,who is not afraid of the punch they are threatening to throw. Let’s see what he does when he feels the hit on his face, because he hasn’t flinched from the waving of our fist at him. Come on Dan. . .ENOUGH ALREADY!!

  • Hugh Kimball

    Those are the best letters they landowners can come up with? All they do is talk about money and try to trash those who oppose fracking without actually taking on all the real concerns the opponents have: accelerating global warming with methane leaked and vented into the atmosphere, the illnesses contracted by those who live near wells and compressor stations, dead and stillborn animals, fragmentation of forests, pollution of air, ground, and water, just to list a few.