With chants of “Win with Lynne” coming from a crowd of supporters, environmental activist Lynne Serpe kicked off her City Council campaign this past weekend.
Ms. Serpe is well-known locally as co-founder of Triple R Events: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Triple R organizes free green events such as clothing swaps to promote reuse and the annual Queens is Green Fashion Show. Triple R partners with city agencies, local artists and small businesses to promote the green resources in LIC/Astoria.
She also work for a Queens nonprofit that provides weatherization services for low to moderate-income households, particularly the elderly, the disabled and families with children.
“I’m running to give voters a choice between a political power structure that is stuck in the past and a vibrant green future.”
“I understand first-hand that a new green economy focused on energy-efficiency will lower utility bills and reduce energy consumption, maintain affordable housing, improve public health and create good, green jobs that can never be shipped overseas,” she explained.
As your Councilwoman, my proposals will save taxpayer dollars and increase efficiency – and not just for buildings,” continued Ms. Serpe. “Instant runoff voting for city-wide primaries will allow voters to rank the candidates in their order of preference, avoiding a negative, costly and inconvenient runoff election two weeks later and saving the City $15-$20 million.”
Lynne Serpe has a strong record of community involvement. She is on the Steering Committee of Two Coves Community Garden and is active with Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee, Long Island City-Astoria Alliance (LICA) and the West Queens Greens.
“Last year, the incumbent voted to extend term limits, voted against the will of the people. This year, it’s our turn to be heard,” she said in conclusion. “Change is wanted, change is needed, change is possible.”