MEDIA ADVISORY: Rally In Support of Meatless Monday Resolution

MEDIA ADVISORY: Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Corey Johnson and Advocates Rally to Support Meatless Mondays Resolution

WHAT: Rally in support of a Resolution for Meatless Mondays, which will be introduced at the full Council meeting on Thursday afternoon
WHERE: Steps of City Hall
WHEN: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 10am
Council Member Helen Rosenthal
Council Member Corey Johnson
Compassion Over Killing
The Mondays Campaign
Humane Society of the US
Chef Bill Telepan
Jane Velez Mitchell
Brighter Green
GooseWatch NYC
Other public health, environmental, and animal advocates
CONTACT: Stephanie Buhle : [email protected]


Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Corey Johnson (Chair, Health Committee) and various public health, environmental, and animal rights advocates will rally on Thursday, January 22nd at 10am on the steps of City Hall in support of Meatless Mondays, a resolution the Council Members will introduce at the stated Council meeting Thursday afternoon.
Meatless Monday is a national and international campaign that encourages people to enjoy meat-free meals on Mondays to improve their personal and public health, animal welfare, wildlife protection, and environmental and agricultural sustainability. The resolution would bring awareness to the efforts already underway in restaurants, schools, and cafeterias across the city to provide meat-free meals on Mondays, and it would call on an expansion of those efforts city-wide.
Approximately 40 schools in New York City already participate in Meatless Monday, including public, private, and charter schools at all grade levels. New York City colleges and universities have also participated in Meatless Monday, including Barnard College, Brooklyn Law School, Columbia University, Fordham University, LaGuardia Community College, and Manhattan College.
Restaurant owners in New York City such as Bill Telepan, Mario Batali, John Fraser, and Marisa May currently participate in Meatless Mondays by offering vegetarian options to their customers. 
The Meatless Mondays Coalition includes:
Council Members Helen Rosenthal 
Council Member Corey Johnson (Chair, Health Committee)
Compassion Over Killing
The Mondays Campaign
Humane Society of the US
Chef Bill Telepan (Telepan)
Chef John Fraser (Dovetail and Narcissa)
Chef Marisa May (SD26)
Chef Mario Batali
Center for a Livable Future
Jane Velez Mitchell
Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
GooseWatch NYC
Brighter Green
Meat Free Mondays (founded by Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney)
Center for Biological Diversity
Dr. Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center
Farm Sanctuary
Friends of Animals
New York City Bar Association
Animal Legal Defense Fund
GRACE Communications Foundation
Earth Day Network
Coalition for Healthy School Food
Center for Science in the Public Interest
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