SOCIAL MEDIA ON BUDGET ADVOCACY DAY

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During the 2019 Legislative Session, we have an opportunity that comes around once in a generation — to re-envision the delivery of DV services across the state. On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, domestic violence victim advocates, survivors and allies will call on New York State lawmakers to implement a new funding and regulatory structure for local DV programs, enabling us to create the strongest statewide network of DV services in the country.

The Governor’s Executive Budget highlights the need to create a new model for DV services, which will eliminate outdated barriers for survivors of DV and DV advocacy programs across the state. This proposal recognizes the state’s system of funding and oversight of DV programs hasn’t been updated since it was first established more than 30 years ago. But little specifics or funding details were provided. It’s now up to the Assembly and Senate to collect feedback, modify the Governor’s proposal and approve the state budget by March 31, 2019.

It’s critical for us to convey a resounding message to the NYS Legislature. They must fix the long-standing gaps in funding for local DV programs across the state as a result of years of flat or reduced investments. And the demand for DV services in New York is great — as we know from last year’s annual NNEDV census, New York has the highest demand for DV services in the country, for three years in a row.

Please join us in spreading these critical messages via social media. In the midst of the challenges and barriers we face, together we can do the right thing for survivors and advocates in New York!

Share these graphics on social media along with the sample posts below it!

  • Using the hashtag #NYSDVFunding in your posts to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites
  • Tagging Governor Cuomo, your Senate and Assembly representatives and chamber leadership in your posts
  • Calling and emailing your legislators to urge their support of a re-envisioned funding model for DV programs (Click here to view 2019 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

Andrea Stewart-Cousins Senate Majority 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, advocates and survivors from around New York State calling on state lawmakers to increase #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q

Today we join with NYSCADV, advocates and survivors from around New York State calling on state lawmakers to create the strongest statewide network of DV services in the country by increasing #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​

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TWEETS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO

Update the state’s laws and regulations addressing domestic violence service delivery and change the #NYSDVFunding structure! @NYGovCuomo ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We urge @NYGovCuomo to establish a state dedicated fund to support critical work of domestic violence service providers. #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Increase funding to support the critical work of New York’s domestic violence service providers @NYGovCuomo! #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We must provide ample funding so domestic violence service providers can enhance their primary prevention efforts, focused on stopping domestic violence before it happens #NYSDVFunding @NYGovCuomo

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WEETS TO NEW YORK STATE SENATE & ASSEMBLY

Today we join @NYSCADV & advocates calling on @NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority to increase #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Update the state’s laws and regulations addressing domestic violence service delivery and change the #NYSDVFunding structure! @NYSenate, @NYSA_Majority ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We urge @NYSA_Majority and @NYSenate to establish a state dedicated fund to support critical work of domestic violence service providers. #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Increase funding to support the critical work of New York’s domestic violence service providers @NYSenate and @NYSA_Majority! #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We must provide ample funding so domestic violence service providers can enhance their primary prevention efforts, focused on stopping domestic violence before it happens. #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Update the state’s laws and regulations addressing domestic violence service delivery and change the #NYSDVFunding structure! @CarlEHeastie  ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We urge @CarlEHeastie to establish a state dedicated fund to support critical work of domestic violence service providers. #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Increase funding to support the critical work of New York’s domestic violence service providers @CarlEHeastie! #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We must provide ample funding so domestic violence service providers can enhance their primary prevention efforts, focused on stopping domestic violence before it happens #NYSDVFunding @CarlEHeastie 

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Update the state’s laws and regulations addressing domestic violence service delivery and change the #NYSDVFunding structure! @AndreaSCousins  ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We urge @AndreaSCousins to establish a state dedicated fund to support critical work of domestic violence service providers. #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Increase funding to support the critical work of New York’s domestic violence service providers @AndreaSCousins! #NYSDVFunding ... https://bit.ly/2BivA5q​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We must provide ample funding so domestic violence service providers can enhance their primary prevention efforts, focused on stopping domestic violence before it happens #NYSDVFunding @AndreaSCousins

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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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