Feiner and the NY League of Conservation Voters Press Conference August 23, 2005

Press Conference Statement

New York League for Conservation Voters Announcement

Endorsing for Re- Election of Supervisor Paul Feiner.

Sierra Club Endorsing the Feiner-Morgan-Dengler Team

August 23, 2005

Opening Statement by

Richard J. Garfunkel

Chairperson, Feiner-Morgan-Dengler Campaign



My name is Richard J. Garfunkel, and I want to welcome all of you to the beautiful Greenburgh Town Hall, in beautiful Greenburgh, NY, the home of parks and citizen concern for our environment. In honor of this beautiful day for Democrats, I am wearing my FDR tie, who was a great conservationist in the Roosevelt tradition, and which I got at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, when my wife Linda and I attended the opening of that great library.


Meanwhile, back to the business at hand, I have the distinct pleasure of being Chairperson of the Feiner-Morgan-Dengler Campaign, and I want to first recognize and introduce our long-time and excellent Supervisor, Mr. Paul Feiner, a leader in the search for innovative alternate energy solutions and conservation, and our two outstanding Council candidates, Mr. Kevin Morgan, a former decorated police detective and a current member of the Greenburgh Planning Board, and Ms. Allegra Dengler a former trustee from Dobbs Ferry, one of the villages that makes up part of Greenbugh, who is a renown expert on the hazards of nuclear energy and a strong and dynamic advocate of clean alternate energy. I am sure that they will offer us some words after the remarks from our friends from the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club of the Lower Hudson River Valley.


Before I introduce the NY league of Conservation Voters Chairperson, Mr. John Kirkpatrick, I wished to extend a great thanks to Ms. Jamie Strohmenger, of the League for her great help with this event.


Today, we have not only Mr. John Kirkpatrick to speak to us, but Mr. George Klein, and Mr.Roger Savitt, who represent the Sierra Club of the Lower Hudson and the Atlantic Chapter. The world renown Sierra Club, is one most important advocates for the environment, and their work over the past decades has not only been unprecedented but invaluable to all people who seek to have this Earth preserved for our progeny.


Therefore let me please introduce Mr. John Kirkpatrick.