June 17, 2021
By: Jennifer March
Dear advocacy partners:
We write you today to thank you for your help in keeping the needs of children and families front and center in the State legislative session which wrapped up on June 11th. With your support, we were able to accomplish several important victories that will move us forward in our efforts to advance equity and recovery for New York’s children and families.
Included among them are legislation that will build on youth justice reforms, expand access to rental assistance to prevent family homelessness, protect child behavioral health services, reduce child poverty, and provide increased stability to providers of vital programs children and families rely on such as Early Intervention, child care, and preschool special education.
Bills supported by CCC that passed both the Senate and Assembly and await the Governor’s signature include:
We thank the New York State Senate and Assembly for passing legislation that prioritizes New York’s economic recovery from the pandemic, and the health and well-being of our state’s children, and we urge the Governor to sign these bills into law without delay.
CCC looks forward to working with the Governor, state leaders and our coalition partners to ensure all of New York’s children and families have access to the resources they need to not only recover from the pandemic, but thrive.