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Join us in advancing a New York State Budget that promotes recovery from the pandemic, economic mobility for families with low income, and advances well-being for children and families. Below you can:
1. Take Action & Write to Your State Leaders
2. Share Our Call to Action on Twitter
3. Download Our FY 2023 State Budget Priorities
Support Housing Stability for Children and Families
Take action today by submitting a letter urging your elected leaders to prioritize combatting family homelessness.
“NY’s #EvictionMoratorium & Emergency Rental Assistance worked as lifelines during the pandemic. With these essential supports ending, an eviction and homelessness crisis is imminent. Urge NY leaders to support housing stability for families. Take Action: bit.ly/3LBLL0c”
Urge Elected Officials to Reimagine Child Welfare In Wake of the Pandemic
Take action today by submitting a letter urging your elected leaders to reimagine child welfare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“#ChildWelfare in NY has been underfunded for over a decade. It is past time our elected officials to champion the needs of children, youth and families and invest in key services like prevention, universal childcare, and child welfare funding. Take Action: bit.ly/3rO55jb”
“#RaiseTheAge NY reforms ended automatic prosecution of 16-17 y/o as adults in criminal courts, ending decades of tough on crime policies that did not reduce crime. To achieve community safety & promote wellbeing, we must invest in youth. Take Action: bit.ly/3BmmgeI”
“During COVID-19 children and youth experienced the loss of loved ones, financial crisis, disruption in school & everyday life – exacerbating mental health needs while also lacking access to care. We must invest in #BehavioralHealth supports. Take Action: bit.ly/3oPllP8”
“NY children and families have been hurt by the shortage of #EarlyIntervention providers with too many unable to access much-needed high-quality services in a timely manner. Urge NY leaders to invest and support these critical services. Take Action Now: bit.ly/3GOrilp”
“The federal #ChildTaxCredit kept ~3.5 million children a month out of poverty from July-Dec. While the payments families relied on have expired, NY has the chance to enhance its own child tax credit. Urge NY Leaders to Reform the Empire State Child Credit: bit.ly/3uS56UX”