Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York
Invest in Human Services
Contact Your State Legislators to Sign On to Budget Letter
(Deadline: Friday, February 15th)

As part of the campaign's advocacy, Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre have agreed to be champions in leading a sign-on letter amongst their colleagues within their own legislative chamber to the Senate President and the Speaker of the Assembly in support of our budget priorities. You can help make sure our budget priorities are in the budget by using the language below to email your local State Senator to send and call your local State Assemblymember to sign-on to a budget letter in support of the Strong Nonprofit Campaign's budget priorities for FY20 by Friday, February 15th.

You can find your local State Senator and Assemblymember on Senate website and Assembly website.


Email your local State Senator:
Dear Senator (insert name),

Hi, my name is (your name) and I am from (your organization) which is a member of the Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York Campaign. We are advocating for key investments in human services:
  • $140 million for a cost-of-living-adjustments for human services workers;
  • $25 million for adjustments to human services contracts to implement the minimum wage; and
  • $100 million for nonprofit infrastructure.
We hope that the Senator will send a budget letter to the Leader Stewart-Cousins in support of our asks to be in the One House Budget Bill. You can find a draft of the letter here. If you have any questions about the letter or the campaign, please feel free to email info@strongnonprofitsny.org.


Call your local State Assemblymember: Hi, my name is (your name) and I am calling from (your organization) which is a member of the Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York Campaign. We are advocating for key investments in human services:
  • $140 million for a cost-of-living-adjustments for human services workers;
  • $25 million for adjustments to human services contracts to implement the minimum wage; and
  • $100 million for nonprofit infrastructure.
We hope that the Assemblymember will sign-on to a letter to the Speaker in support of our asks. The letter is being led by Assemblymember Jean-Pierre and you contact Elizabeth Sutton by February 15th to sign-on. Thank you for your support of human services. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact info@strongnonprofitsny.org.
Sign On Letter in Support of Human Services Workforce

Tell the Governor to fund the human services workforce! Governor Cuomo has built his platform pushing for women’s equality, yet has refused to make critical investments in the salaries of our workers, 80 percent of whom are women. We are asking women who work for non-profit organizations that provide human services to sign this letter , ask the Governor to fulfill his promise on delivering for women across New York by investing in non-profit human services organizations.
 
We are working with coalitions across the State on this effort to make sure that we can show the Governor not only that this is a critical issue that must be addressed, but also how vast and involved women are in human services organizations. Please take a few moments to share this with your networks and encourage women involved with non-profit human services organizations to sign on.
 
Below is sample language for your own outreach email. The deadline to sign-on is February 25th, 2019.
 
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Nonprofits and coalitions across the State are coming together to demand better wages for the human services workforce – 80% of whom are women! Governor Cuomo has built his platform pushing for women’s equality yet has failed to make the necessary investments in non-profit human service organizations who employ mostly women. We know how dedicated you are to your work and want to ensure the Governor sees the true impact of this workforce. Women in non-profit human services organizations are asked to sign-on to this letter asking the Governor to fulfill his promise on delivering for women across New York by investing in non-profit human services organizations. This is a critical issue that must be addressed and each and every sign-on makes a difference by showing the Governor that women in human services are united on this issue.
 
Please share this with your networks and colleagues, asking women who work for non-profit human services organizations to sign-on by February 25th, 2019.