February 14, 2023
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Save the date and join CCC as we advocate for a New York State budget that prioritizes the well-being of children and families across New York State!
During our Virtual Rally on February 14 at 9:30am, you’ll hear from advocates including youth, caregivers, service providers, and policymakers as we advocate for a state budget that addresses persistent and ongoing impacts of the pandemic and disparities we continue to see in the wake of our economic reality.
In her State of the State Address, Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out an ambitious vision and prioritized key investments that will address the multitude of challenges facing New York’s children and families, including by expanding mental health services for school-aged children, ramping up affordable housing production, indexing the minimum wage to inflation, and improving access to child care.
Yet we know there is an ongoing and urgent need for state leaders to go further to address the compounding consequences of the pandemic, economic challenges, and profound disparities experienced by children and families.
RSVP below and advocate for a budget that ensures all New York children are healthy, housed, educated, and safe.
Jennifer March, PhD., Executive Director at Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Senator Jabari Brisport, New York State Senate and Chair of Committee on Children and Families
Juan Diaz, Policy and Advocacy Associate at Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Lurden Corona, Family Homelessness Coalition Fellow
Jenny Veloz, Policy and Advocacy Associate at Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Abbie Watts, Director of Research and School Partnerships for Community Food Advocates NYC
Caitlyn Passaretti, Policy and Advocacy Associate at Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
CCC’s Youth Action Members (via recorded video)
Rebecca Charles, Policy and Advocacy Associate at Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Elisabeth Restitullo, Council Member at the Campaign for Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids