ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT OPPOSES CHOCOLATE MILK BAN, SENDS LETTER TO MAYOR DE BLASIO
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) recently sent a joint letter to Mayor Bill De Blasio with his Agricultural Advisory Council Chair Paul Ruszkiewicz opposing the proposed chocolate milk ban in New York City’s public schools.
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt stated, “The proposed chocolate milk ban in New York City public schools will do more harm than good. Chocolate milk has essential nutrients for children and young adults and is a proven healthier alternative as opposed to other flavored drinks. The worst part of this proposal is the attack on upstate dairy farmers who are already struggling to stay afloat. This is unacceptable and I stand with our dairy farmers and call on Mayor De Blasio to immediately rescind this proposal.”
Paul Ruszkiewicz, Agricultural Advisory Council Chair stated, “I am proud to take a stand with Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and sent a letter to Mayor De Blasio in opposition to his proposed chocolate milk ban. The New York State Legislature has already done enough to hurt our farmers this year and some will not be able to withstand this absurd proposal to ban chocolate milk. I strongly urge Mayor De Blasio to reconsider this plan.”
Letter is attached.
Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!