NYSCADV Budget Advocacy Day
Join NYSCADV for 2023 Budget Advocacy Day, February 14, in Albany This year, we invite you to join us back at the Capitol for the 2023 Budget Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, February 14. As you may know, Governor Hochul proposed several initiatives that could impact domestic violence survivors and their families. Top of the list is a proposal to revamp the State’s Domestic Violence Model Policy, which was initially drafted in 1998, and a commitment to update corresponding policies for providing social services and screening potential survivors. NYSCADV is hopeful that more information about this, and other DV-related measures, will be contained in the Governor’s Executive Budget, which should be issued by the end of the month.
It’s critical that we advocate for initiatives that will truly help DV survivors and their families, without causing unintended consequences. This year’s in person activities present the perfect opportunity to meet with legislators to communicate our NYS budget priorities, the impact of funding cuts on DV services, and the challenges in recruiting and retaining staff. For those planning to meet with legislators, either in person in Albany or remotely, we recommend contacting legislators’ offices now to begin scheduling appointments. If you have a question on scheduling meetings with legislators, please reach out to Brittni Gulotty, Public Policy Coordinator, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 518-764-2541.
For those unable to participate in meetings, we will be developing a social media toolkit which will enable advocates to support the day’s events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. Once available, please share these materials widely.
Who Should Attend: Executive, Program Directors & other appropriate staff of NYSCADV member programs.
Food: Food and drink will NOT be provided during this event. Please tend to your food and drink needs before you arrive.
PREPARING FOR LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS
NYSCADV will host an informational webinar on Monday, Feb. 3, from 3:00-4:00pm that will provide lobbying tips and describe the legislation to help you prepare for your legislative visits. Link included below.**