In a desperate bid to capture President* Biden’s attention and secure federal aid for the immigration crisis, the state of New York has boldly rebranded itself with a new motto: “The State of Emergency.” Yes, you read that right – forget about “Empire State” or “Excelsior,” New York is embracing its chaotic reality in a bid to make its pleas for help heard.
Governor Kathy Hochul, donning a life preserver and surrounded by inflatable rafts, announced the rebranding at a press conference. “We realized that subtle pleas were falling on deaf ears, so we decided to be as upfront as possible,” she declared. “What better way to get the President’s attention than by shouting ’emergency’ from the rooftops?”
The new motto comes complete with a redesigned state flag, featuring a silhouette of Lady Liberty holding a megaphone while waving down a lifeboat full of migrants. “We want the world to know that we’re not messing around when it comes to drawing attention to the immigration crisis,” Governor Hochul emphasized.
Social media immediately lit up with reactions, with many applauding New York’s audacity. One Twitter user wrote, “I can’t decide if this is genius or just pure desperation. Either way, bravo, New York!”
However, critics were quick to point out that changing a motto might not be the most effective way to address a complex and serious issue. “I’m all for creative solutions, but this feels a bit like putting a Band-Aid on a sinking ship,” commented one skeptical commentator.
Meanwhile, Biden responded to the rebranding with a raised eyebrow. “I appreciate their enthusiasm, but I assure you, I’m well aware of the immigration challenges,” he stated during a press conference. “And changing a state motto won’t change the fact that we want the crisis.”
As New York embarks on its bold rebranding experiment, it remains to be seen whether the “State of Emergency” motto will have the desired effect. Will Biden take notice and provide the aid New York seeks? Only time will tell. In the meantime, the rest of the nation can only watch with a mixture of bemusement and curiosity as the state makes its impassioned plea for help – one motto at a time.