NYAPRS Note: Please join NYAPRS in our support for the essential services and supports that NYS Independent Living Centers provide each day to people with disabilities across New York. Please see below and call today!
Call Today To Keep $3 Million Increase for
Independent Living Centers in the Final Budget!
Thanks to all of you, both the Senate and Assembly included increases for ILCs in their one-house budget proposals! The Assembly included a $1 million increase, while the Senate included a $3 million increase. This is great news given this difficult budget year, and it wouldn’t have happened without you!
We are especially excited by the Senate’s support in allocating a $3 million increase, and we will have to work harder than ever over the next few weeks to ensure that this increase is included in the final budget, due by the end of March.
Now that the Senate and Assembly have both released their one-house budgets, there will be a series of conference committee meetings in which they will determine whether to include the funding in the final budget. We need everyone to act to help ensure we get this increase!
1. Contact the Assembly Members listed below on the Education Conference Subcommittee in support of a $3 million increase for Independent Living Centers.
Say: I am calling to thank you for supporting Independent Living Centers by including an increase in your one house budget proposal. ILCs play a vital role in the lives of people with disabilities, and increased funding would ensure they have the funding to continue providing those services. The Senate included a $3 million increase in their one house, and we really need your support to ensure this is included in the final budget!”
Please personalize this message, especially if you or your center is in the member’s district.
2. Call the Senators on the Education Conference Subcommittee listed below.
Say: “I am calling to thank you for supporting Independent Living Centers by including a $3 million increase in your one house budget! ILCs play a vital role in the lives of people with disabilities, and this increase would ensure they have the funding to continue providing those services, and could even mean new services in your district. ILCs really need this funding, and I am calling to ask you to help ensure it makes it into the final budget.”
Again, please personalize this message, especially if you are a constituent, or your center is in the Senator’s district.
Assembly Member Michael Benedetto (Co-Chair) #518-455-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly Member Vivian Cook #518-455-4203 or email@example.com
Assembly Member Barbara Lifton #518-455-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly Member Sean Ryan #518-455-4886 or email@example.com
Assembly Member Latoya Joyner 518-455-5671 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus #518-455-4811 or email@example.com
Assembly Member Mary Beth Walsh #518-455-5772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly Member Edward Ra #518-455-4627 or email@example.com
Senator Shelley Mayer (Co-Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Liu 518-455-2210 or email@example.com
Senator Monica Martinez 518-455-2950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Joseph Addabbo 518-455-2322 or email@example.com
Senator Jennifer Metzger 518-455-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Betty Little 518-455-2811 or email@example.com
Senator James Seward 518-455-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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