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From: Leah K.
Sent on: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:55 PM
Dear Voterbook,

Please consider joining tomorrow morning for this very important press conference and rally at the Bronx courthouse.   All who work towards environmental justice, food justice, and a living wage will find an interest in this issue affecting not only the South Bronx community, but all of NYC.  

Best regards,
Leah Kozak

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From: South Bronx Unite <[address removed]>
Date: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Subject: SBU Day In Court. Update about 'Boycott FreshDirect' 

A little more than a year from the start of our battle against the relocation of FreshDirect to the South Bronx waterfront, this Monday, March 4th, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest will argue for our rights against an army of attorneys from FreshDirect, the NYC IDA, the NYC EDC, the NYS DOT, ESD and Harlem River Yard Ventures.

We need all coalition members, supporters and allies from the environmental, food and social justice movements to stand shoulder to shoulder with us on this important day!

When: Monday, March 4, 8:30 am
Where: Bronx County Courthouse, North Steps
851 Grand Concourse, East 161st Street.
What: Press Conference Before Oral Argument
Then Court at 9:30AM

We know many people have work and other responsibilities, we have been facing an uphill battle, yet we are winning! 

Over the past year, together we have stopped a "done deal". Join us Monday.

Over the past year, together we have:

· Achieved a city-wide boycott of FreshDirect (with upwards of 700 people refusing to buy from the company until its plans for the South Bronx are stopped)

· Amassed the support of the local Community Board 1, City Council Members Mark-Viverito, Arroyo, Halloran and James, State Senator Serrano and Congressman Serrano

· Mobilized the support of the New York Grocers Association and the Bodega Association as well as individual brick and mortar grocery store owners

· Garnered agreement among 25 South Bronx and other city-wide organizations uniformly calling for an environmental impact statement and a rejection of the subsidies

· Re-envisioned a plan for waterfront development at Harlem River Yards with the assistance of urban planning teams from Columbia, Pratt and Hunter colleges

· Attended more than 100 public events giving presentations, providing testimony, leading tours of the area and handing out fliers with information withheld from the public

We are winning!

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Best regards,

Leah Kozak

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