"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."


—  Frederick Douglass

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NOTE: FDFNY recommends that you first contact your Congressman or Senators via PHONE CALL and then IN-PERSON  lobbying.  Then postal mail. These methods are often more effective than e-mail, which has sometimes been ignored or outright deleted by congressional computer operators).  If you have an issue you would like to to have brought to your representative or a want to go with a group of people let us know. info @fdfny.org


New York State Governor:  Andrew Cuomo
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Albany, NY 12224
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Rochester, NY 14692

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