SOCIAL MEDIA ON BUDGET ADVOCACY DAY

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New York State has the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country. We cannot wait any longer – now is the time for lawmakers to invest in life saving services. On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 domestic violence victim advocates, survivors and allies from across the state will call on New York State lawmakers to prioritize domestic violence funding in the New York State budget.

For years we have seen long-standing gaps in funding for domestic violence programs across the state as a result of flat or reduced investments.  New York State is Number 1 in demand for domestic violence services in the country.  The 2016 census conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) additionally shows that unmet requests for help have gone up by 45% in the past year because of critical funding and staff shortages.

We want our legislators to know how important the work of domestic violence advocates is. They need to hear a resounding message that the NYS Legislature must support additional services, stem the tide of domestic violence, invest in primary prevention, and pass legislation that increases access to safety, freedom, and justice.

We are calling on programs, survivors and allies to spread the message over social media, asking lawmakers to pass legislation that will protect survivors of domestic violence in New York and to invest in primary prevention today!

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  • Using the hashtags #PreventDVNY in your posts to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites
  • Tagging your representatives and the legislative houses (Assembly and Senate) in your posts
  • Calling and emailing your legislators to urge their support of NYSCADV’s 2018 Budget Priorities

To ensure the strongest impact, we're asking everyone to tag the following legislative leaders in your social media posts (contact information is available by clicking on their name):

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Carl E. Heastie Assembly Speaker

John J. Flanagan Senate Temporary President and Majority Leader

Helene E. Weinstein Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair

Catharine Young Senate Finance Committee Chair

John DeFrancisco Senate Deputy Majority Leader

Andrea Stewart-Cousins Senate Minority Leader

 

FACEBOOK POSTS

(BE SURE TO TAG GOVERNOR CUOMO, YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, AND THE LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP LISTED ABOVE!)

New York State has the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country. Today we join with NYSCADV, and advocates and survivors from around New York calling on state lawmakers to #PreventDVNYhttp://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

1,390 survivors being turned away in one day because of critical funding shortages is not ok! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

No survivor seeking help from a domestic violence program should ever be turned away because a program doesn't have the resources to help them #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

TWEETS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO

@NYGovCuomo NYS still highest demand for DV services in the country! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@NYGovCuomo It's time to dedicate more resources, staff, & $ to stop DV before it starts #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@NYGovCuomo Increase funding for critical services for victims of domestic violence! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

TWEETS TO NEW YORK STATE SENATE & ASSEMBLY

Today we join @NYSCADV & advocates calling on @NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority, @NYS_AM to #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

NYS still has highest demand for DV services in the country! @NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority, @NYS_AM #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

Unacceptable: unmet requests for help went up by 45% in 2016 because of DV funding gaps @NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority, @NYS_AM #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

Increase funding for critical services for victims of dv @NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority, @NYS_AM! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority, @NYS_AM support $3 million ask from each house for non-res TANF money which provides lifesaving DV services #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@NYSenate & #NYSAssembly Time to dedicate more resources, staff, & money to stop DV before it starts #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

 

@SenatorYoung NYS still highest demand for DV services in the country! #preventdvny http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@SenatorYoung It's time to dedicate more resources, staff, & $ to stop DV before it starts #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@SenatorYoung Increase funding for critical services for victims of domestic violence! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@JohnDeFrancisco  NYS still highest demand for DV services in the country! #preventdvny http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@JohnDeFrancisco It's time to dedicate more resources, staff, & $ to stop DV before it starts #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@JohnDeFrancisco Increase funding for critical services for victims of domestic violence! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@CarlEHeastie  NYS still highest demand for DV services in the country! #preventdvny http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@CarlEHeastie It's time to dedicate more resources, staff, & $ to stop DV before it starts #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@CarlEHeastie  Increase funding for critical services for victims of domestic violence! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@AndreaSCousins  NYS still highest demand for DV services in the country! #preventdvny http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

It's time to dedicate more resources, staff, & $ to stop DV before it starts @AndreaSCousins #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

@AndreaSCousins Increase funding for critical services for victims of domestic violence! #PreventDVNY http://bit.ly/2E5sCE4

TWEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES DIRECTLY!

You can find links to their Twitter pages by visiting their legislative webpage and clicking on the Twitter link (small bird in flight):

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