NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets)

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NYCLASS' logo and motto.

NYCLASS, which stands for New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets, is an animal rights organization based in New York City.

NYCLASS and the 2013 New York City Election[edit]

NYCLASS was a key member of the "Anybody but Quinn" coalition,[1] also known as "NYC is Not For Sale," [2] that played a pivotal role in the New York City mayoral elections in 2013 in opposing the candidacy of Christine Quinn.[3] Quinn's support began to decline precipitously after the coalition's PAC began its efforts,[4] which raised $1.4 million for its initial television ads.[5] NYC Is Not For Sale was the 4th largest independent spender in the New York City Elections, with NYCLASS own spending ranking 16th.[6] They endorseed Bill de Blasio in the general election. After his landslide win, NYCLASS held a private fundraiser and awarded de Blasio a bronze horse.[7] NYCLass also endorsed other candidates such as Helen Rosenthal for City Council.

About NYCLASS[edit]

NYCLASS is a 501(c)4 non-profit animal advocacy organization committed to ending New York City's carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary,[8] while modernizing the current industry with their alternative - an electric car called "the 21st Century Horseless Carriage."[9] Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over 110,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs.

Other NYCLASS issues[edit]

NYCLASS also advocates for banning puppy mills, the sale of foie gras, and the sale of all animals in pet stores unless they come from a rescue or animal shelter. They support both reforming and increasing funding for the Animal Care & Control of New York City, building full service animal shelters in the Bronx and Queens, and protecting a tenant's right to have a companion animal as well as urban wild geese. They support funding humane animal education in public schools, mandating fire sprinklers in pet stores. They are against the use of animals in entertainment, circuses, and rodeos.


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