SENATOR SCHUMER'S OFFICE - MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - 2017/01/09: On Monday, January 9th, New York activist groups are joining a national day of action to urge Senators Schumer and Gellibrand to stand with science and our communities and against the hate and denial demonstrated by Trumps Climate Denial Cabinet. In all 50 states, groups are urging Senators to stand on the side of the people. In the face of a regressive and greedy federal government that plans to regress on much of the progress on climate seen in the last years, urging state elected officials to stand with the people and against the greedy fossil fuel industry. Staff members from both offices came down to accept letters and petitions from the groups. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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