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Advancing Equity & Recovery for New York’s Children

 

Thank you all who joined and participated in CCC’s Virtual Rally for New York’s Children!

Watch the recording of the rally below.

Download our state budget priorities for FY 2022

Take Action by writing New York state leadership on the various issues impacting New York Children!

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Every Child Safe

New York must invest in programs that keep children safe, support family stability and reduce rates of child poverty.

1. Write Your Legislators:

Urge state leaders to reject child welfare cuts, advance child poverty legislation, and expand the rights of justice involved youth

Reject Cuts to Child Welfare > Reform Youth Justice > Fight Child Poverty >

2. Take Action on Twitter

Click below to tweet at state leaders on this issue.

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In NY 7-12 yr olds may be arrested & prosecuted as juvenile delinquents & face police questioning, pretrial detention, probation, & mandatory confinement. Raising the age from 7 to 12 helps keep #EveryChildSafe. Tell @NYGovCuomo to Act Now: bit.ly/CCCYJ

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Take action against @NYGovCuomo’s proposed cuts to child welfare funding, incl. $30.5M for protective, preventive & independent living services, a 20% cut to programs that prevent entry into the system & 5% cuts to kinship foster care & adoption subsidies: bit.ly/CWCuts

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The experience of poverty has long-term impacts on children, affecting brain development, health outcomes & growth trajectory. Urge your state reps to support the Child Poverty Reduction Act & invest in stronger outcomes for NY children, families and communities: bit.ly/3dsFx4a

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NY families need the state’s support this year more than ever. @NYGovCuomo must invest, not divest, in services that keep #EveryChildSafe & give families the tools to survive this crisis & thrive in the future. #NoCuts4Kids More NY budget priorities for children: bit.ly/CCCFY22

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More than 800K NY children live in poverty. In counties with child poverty rates above 20%, more than 90% of families have at least 1 working parent. NY has a critical obligation to pass @jessicaramos’s child poverty reduction legislation. More NYS data: bit.ly/NYIndex

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@NYGovCuomo’s budget cuts millions of dollars from programs that promote family stability & help keep #EveryChildSafe. We call on the Gov & Legislature to restore these funds & refuse to balance the budget on the backs of vulnerable children & families. #NoCuts4Kids

Every Child Healthy

Urge New York State lawmakers to protect and expand funding for public health services and behavioral health.

1. Write Your Legislators:

Urge state leaders to reject cuts to public health services, invest in housing supports, and invest in behavioral healthcare

Protect Public Health Funding > Invest in Behavioral Health >

2. Take Action on Twitter

Click below to tweet at state leaders on this issue.

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Cuts to public health services harm programs that meet the needs of children & families left vulnerable by Covid. Thank you for your support @DickGottfried & @NYSenatorRivera as we advocate for a NYS Budget that keeps #EveryChildHealthy. More: bit.ly/CCCFY22

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COVID-19 has magnified a mental health crisis among children. To keep #EveryChildHealthy, NYS must protect its healthcare infrastructure & invest in children’s behavioral health services. Read @CCCNewYork testimony in response to @NYGovCuomo’s Exec Budget: bit.ly/3qyg0KR

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.@NYGovCuomo’s State budget proposes cutting existing public health funds, jeopardizing the health & well-being of children & families in the middle of the #COVID19 crisis. Act now to keep #EveryChildHealthy & protect NY’s public health infrastructure: bit.ly/NYArtVI

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Between March & July, 4,200 children lost a parent to COVID-19 while 325K children have fallen into or near poverty. Urge @NYGovCuomo to ensure children receive the behavioral health supports needed to recover from this crisis. #EveryChildHealthy bit.ly/ccc-mh

Every Child Housed

Urge New York State lawmakers to protect and expand funding for public health services and behavioral health.

1. Write Your Legislators:

Urge state leaders to invest in programs that prevent family homelessness.

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2. Take Action on Twitter

Click below to tweet at state leaders on this issue.

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43% of NYers are renters & 27% of those households pay more than half of their income on rent. That’s over 900K people. @NYGovCuomo MUST expand housing supports for struggling families. #EveryChildHoused. More statewide data here: bit.ly/NYIndex

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Over 1M NY renters have faced considerable loss of income due to the pandemic, many falling behind on rent & facing risk of eviction. Write @LizKrueger & @SenatorPersaud to help families receive the necessary supports to keep #EveryChildHoused: bit.ly/housedNY

Every Child Educated

Now is the time for New York State to invest in child care and education and reject the cuts to state foundational aid included in Gov. Cuomo’s budget.

1. Write Your Legislators:

Urge state leaders to expand investments in childcare and pre-school, reject cuts & cost shifts in state education aid

Invest in Early Intervention > Protect Education Funding > Invest in Early Education >

2. Take Action on Twitter

Click below to tweet at state leaders on this issue.

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Mothers across New York are struggling to keep their jobs, care for their children & make ends meet. They need @NYGovCuomo, @AndreaSCousins, and @CarlHeastie to invest $500 mil to #SaveNYChildCare. Act now: bit.ly/3bmL6hZ

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NY students deserve schools that meet their educational & emotional needs as they recover from the pandemic. To keep #EveryChildEducated @NYGovCuomo MUST invest in education & not replace state dollars with federal stimulus funds. Act now: bit.ly/NYEdAid

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The number of children enrolled in Early Intervention services fell by 12% statewide during the pandemic. For kids still enrolled, services delivered fell by 29%. #KidsCantWait. Act Now to urge NYS to reverse these trends: bit.ly/ei-action

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In 33 NY counties, less than 50% of 3 & 4-year-olds are enrolled in early education. @NYGovCuomo must #SaveNYChildCare by investing in subsidies & Pre-K to increase school readiness & help parents get back to work. More NY budget priorities for children: bit.ly/CCCFY22

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In NYS only 5 counties have Math pass rates above 50% & only 6 counties have ELA pass rates above 50%. With pandemic-related learning loss & profound barriers to remote learning, students need @NYGovCuomo to actively invest in education. More NYS data: bit.ly/NYIndex

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Students w disabilities, English Language Learners, students in temporary housing & students in poor districts were most at risk of disconnection and learning loss during Covid. We need education investments from @NYGovCuomo now! #EveryChildEducated bit.ly/3dryt7W

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