February 7, 2024
The time crunch associated with the budget making process this year is like nothing I’ve seen before. That’s why I’m reaching out to you now, urgently requesting that you please (once again) go to the NYS Council’s new Advocacy Center page on our Website at: https://nyscouncil.org/advocacy-action-center/ and send a letter to your Senator requesting they immediately sign on to a letter being circulated by Senator Nathalia Fernandez re: our critical need for a 3.2% COLA AND $500M for additional investments in the community-based mental health and addictions systems of care.
The Senator’s letter to her Senate colleagues is attached for your information.
Please share this request far and wide, and send your own letter as soon as possible. While you are there, check out the other opportunities to communicate with lawmakers regarding our (NYS Council) budget priorities. Weigh in early and often! https://nyscouncil.org/advocacy-action-center/
If you have any trouble, give me a call at any time. I’m at (518) 461-8200 at your convenience.