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Tell them all you want for Christmas is Uber.

New York is one of the last places in the country without Uber. Some call it prehistoric. Others call it embarrassing.

Last week, Governor Cuomo came out in support of ridesharing and called on the Legislature to make it happen this year.

But your Legislator needs to hear from you.

Call 1-866-823-1772 and tell your Legislator that all you want for Christmas is Uber.


NY Needs Uber Coalition

We are a coalition of New Yorkers who want to see Albany leaders embrace new technology that will build on the Empire State's economic revitalization. We support ridesharing services like Uber which has the potential to create 13,000 jobs in one year and make our communities safer by reducing drunk driving incidents.

Civil Rights Groups
  • NYS Conference of the NAACP
  • National Action Network
  • New York Urban League
Safety Officials and Experts
  • Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple
  • Chemung County Sheriff Christopher J. Moss
  • New York 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care Co-Founder Noel Leader
Westchester Legislators and Community Leaders
  • County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Jim Maisano
  • County Legislator Ken Jenkins
  • Eastchester Town Clerk Linda Laird
  • Bedford Town Clerk Lisbeth Fumagalli
  • Legislator Francis Corcoran
  • Legislator Gordon Burrows
  • Legislator Margaret Cunzio
  • Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon
Disability Community
  • Tony Coelho, former Congressman and co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -
  • Mike May, CEO, Sendero Group, Developers of Accessible GPS; Technology advisor to Uber
  • Community Options Inc.
  • Open Doors Organization
  • My Blind Spot, Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed., Founder and CEO
  • Macula Vision Research Foundation
  • Resource Center for Independent Living
  • Tony Colon, Chairperson of the City of Utica’s Access & Inclusion Committee
  • Prevent Blindness
Clergy Members
  • Johnathan Staples, First Shiloh Baptist Church, Buffalo, NY
  • James Booker, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Buffalo, NY
  • Fred Johnson, First Genesis Baptist Church, Rochester, NY
  • Pastor Dennis Lee, Jr., Hopewell Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Richard Hague, Mount Erie Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Edward Muirane, Unity Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, NY
  • W.T. Kilgore, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, NY
  • Jesse T. Williams, Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
  • Calvin Sampson, Shiloh Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
  • Johnnie McCann, St. Luke Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
  • Anthony Chisholm, Abundantly Blessed Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Minister Brandon Washington, Blessed Trinity Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Reginald Williams, Charity Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • James Neely Jr., Church of the Meek, New York, NY
  • Calvin Gibson, Ebenezer Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Raymond Mickens, Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Rev. Curlee, Faith Community Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • James Wilson, First Union Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Keith Bolden, First Calvary Baptist, New York, NY
  • Torrence Robinson, Gethsemane Baptist, Bronx, NY
  • Geraldine Harris, Greater File Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Jeffrey Crenshaw, Greater Tabernacle Baptist, New York, NY
  • Benjamin Whipper, Jehovah-Jireh, New York, NY
  • Norman Coleman, Burke Avenue Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Sean Gardner, Eastward Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Myrtle Smith, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Daryl Ware, First Sharon Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • B.T. Sears, Goodwill Baptist Church, Bronx, NY,
  • Frank Hawkins, Greater Central Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Keith Roberson, Southern Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • John Scott, St. John Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Lisa Jenkins, St. Matthews Baptist, New York, NY
  • Duwayne Battle, St. Paul Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Eugene Rodgers, Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Malobe Simpson, Thessalonia Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Niaomi Lloyd, Trinity Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Fredrick Crawford, Union Grove Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Darnell Anderson, Union Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Vincent Cooper, White Rock Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Joe A. Bush, Walker Memorial Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Kevin Quarles, Who So Ever Will Church, Bronx, NY
  • Shepard Lee, Baptist Temple Church New York, NY
  • Wayland Williams, Lagree Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Mitchell Akiens, Little Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Willie Cooper, Lowly Nazarene Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Samuel Trusty, Loyal Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Isaac Graham, Macedonia Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • James Shepard, Manhattan Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Renee Washington, Memorial Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Bobby McDaniel, Metropolitan Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Anthony Lowe, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Wayne Williams, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • James Morrison, Mt. Lebenon Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Charles Eatman, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Jerome Washington, New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Carl Washington, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Patricia Morris, New Springfield Baptist, New York, NY
  • Bennie Wright, New St. John Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Gloria Wynn, New Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Lee Arrington, Paridise Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Wesley Wilson, Second Canaan Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Robert Jones, Second St. John Baptist Church, New York, NY
  • Thomas Avinger, Seven Light Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
  • Rev. McKinley B. Johnson, Greater St. John’s Church of God and Christ, President of the African-American Clergy United for Empowerment, Albany
  • Rev. Dr. Victor Collier, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Saratoga Springs & Vice President for Programs of the Albany African American Clergy United for Empowerment, Albany
  • Rev. Ronald Howard, Blessed Hope Worship Center & Treasurer of the Albany African American Clergy United for Empowerment, Albany
  • Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, Chair of CNBC, Conference of National Black Clergy, Westchester
  • Rev. Marlowe V.N. Washington, The Historic Parcells Church, Rochester
  • Rev. Maurice Drown, Pathways to the Future & First Israel AME, Albany
  • Jim Haid, Executive Director, Rescue Mission of Utica
  • Rev. Leonard D. Comithier, Jr., Macedonia Baptist Church, Albany
  • Minister Anthony Muhammed, Muhammad Mosque, Albany
  • Rev. Dr. Johnny M. Harris, Jr., Provision Full Gospel Church, Rochester
  • Rev. Lateef D. Johnson-Kinsey, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Syracuse
  • Rev. William Gillison, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Rev. Dwayne Gillison, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Minister Kirsten John Foy, National Action Network Northeast Regional Director
  • Rev. Kinzer M. Pointer, Agape Fellowship Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Rev. Jeffrey C. Chambless, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Rev. Frank Bostic, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Rev. Timothy J. Brown, Sr., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Niagara Falls
  • Rev. Gentre Garman, Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, Buffalo
  • Rev. Johnnie Greene, Mt. Neboh Baptist Church, Harlem
  • Rev. Jacque Andres DeGraff, Canaan Baptist Church, Harlem
  • Rev. Steffie Bartley, New Hope Baptist Church, Elizabeth, NY/NJ NAN
  • Walt Dixie, Executive Director, The Alliance Network, Syracuse
  • Rev. Nebraski Carter, Living Waters C.O.G.I.C., Syracuse
  • Rev. Dr. Jonathan Stephens, Fountain of Life C.O.G.I.C., Syracuse
  • Rev. James Pertillar, Church House of Levites, Syracuse
  • Bishop Ronald B. Dewberry, New Life Temple of Praise, Syracuse
  • Nancy Hampel, Mobility Manager, Way2Go Herkimer/Oneida County, Utica
  • Rev. Patrick Young, First Baptist Church, East Elmhurst, Queens
  • Rev. Phil Craig, Greater Springfield Community Church, Jamaica, Queens
  • Zvia McCormick, Executive Director, Resource Center for Independent Living, Utica
  • Hannah Burgess, CEO, Vision to Plant, Utica
  • Tony Colón, Chair of the City of Utica Community Access and Inclusion Committee, Utica
  • Rev. Dr. Allen P. Weaver, Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle, New Rochelle (MPAC)
  • Rev. Darren M. Morton, Macedonia Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon (MPAC)
  • Rev. Peter Wilson, Mt. Zion Christian Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon (MPAC)
  • Rev. Robert K. Williams, White Rock Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon (MPAC)
  • Rev. James A. Kilgore, Friendship Baptist Church, Corning (MPAC)
  • Rev. Jason Drayton, First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Buffalo (MPAC)
Business Groups
  • Long Island Association
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • CenterState CEO
  • Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
  • NYS Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America
  • NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Mayors
  • Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
  • Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren
  • Binghamton Mayor Richard David
  • Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
  • Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
  • Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri
  • Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick
  • Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo
  • Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan
Founding Members
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Congressman Chris Collins
  • Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon.
  • New York State Restaurant Association
  • The Business Council of New York State President & CEO Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.
  • Vic Christopher, Vice President, Board of Directors, Downtown Troy Business Improvement District
  • Rev. Dr. Victor Collier, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church & Vice President for Programs of the Albany African American Clergy United for Empowerment
  • Walt Dixie, The Alliance Network, Syracuse
  • Lorraine Bracco, actress, New Yorker
  • Stephen M. Kraz, President, Local 786, Bethlehem Police Supervisors' Association
  • The Student Association at Syracuse University
  • Rev. McKinley B. Johnson, Greater St. John’s Church of God and Christ, President of the African-American Clergy United for Empowerment, Albany

Across the United States and in New York City, Uber offers riders the ability to find a safe, affordable way to get around their communities and drivers the opportunity to earn income on their own schedule - but right now New Yorkers outside of NYC are missing out.

For far too long, New Yorkers — especially in communities Upstate — have seen jobs leave the state rather than be created right here. But New York State’s economy is finally turning around thanks to investment in innovators. Uber can help continue that revitalization by creating 13,000 jobs in New York State in the first year of operating alone.

Uber can also make New York a safer place to live by reducing drunk driving throughout the State. A recent, independent study conducted by Temple University found that cities where Uber operates have 3.6%-5.6% fewer drunk driving deaths than cities without access to ridesharing.