2024 Advocacy Day
LeadingAge NY is preparing for another NYS budget and legislative session, and this year we are aiming to accomplish more than ever before! The Executive Budget Proposal is expected to be announced on Jan. 16th, and state budget negotiations will run from then until April 1st. Following approximately 10 weeks of deep budget deliberations, the process will conclude with three-way negotiations and the passage of a final budget for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25.
January will be a key time to get in front of state legislators to advocate for critical state budget actions aimed at stabilizing NY's long-term care system and workforce.
GOOD NEWS! LeadingAge NY is returning to in-person advocacy for our 2024 Advocacy Day!
When: Jan. 30, 2024
Where: The Empire State Plaza Convention Center (279 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12242)
- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for LeadingAge NY's 2024 Advocacy Day!
- Once you are registered for our coordinated budget advocacy efforts, CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR AND ASSEMBLY MEMBER's Albany offices to request an in-person meeting on Tues., Jan. 30th.
- Once your meetings are scheduled, please send your meeting details to Sarah Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is critical to enhancing our organization, collaboration, and overall advocacy impact.
Please note that we recommend members schedule their own legislative meetings, as it often results in a timelier response and the legislator themselves joining the meeting. This is because legislators prioritize constituent requests. However, if you do not have the time to schedule meetings or would prefer assistance in setting up your meetings, please simply indicate that you would like assistance on the registration form above, and LeadingAge NY will be in touch with you.
Again, members can easily find out who their lawmakers are, along with relevant contact information, by using our Find My Legislators tool.
During our Advocacy Day, LeadingAge NY policy staff will be available to join you for any of your legislative meetings. Based on your preferences, we can be there to augment your advocacy talking points, help answer legislator questions, facilitate follow-up, etc.
Legislative materials and “handouts” for legislators will be provided and posted on this website no later than Jan. 26th. These handouts will be created to share with legislative offices before and after meetings.
Finally, to ensure that members are familiar with what is in the SFY 2024-25 Executive Budget Proposal and all details of our 2024 Advocacy Day, LeadingAge NY will be hosting a Budget and Advocacy Day Prep Call on Fri., Jan. 26th at 11 a.m. During this member-focused prep call, LeadingAge NY policy staff will review the Executive Budget Proposal’s potential impact on members, related budget advocacy materials/messaging, and answer any questions members may have.
If you plan to join the Advocacy Day Prep Call, please take a moment to add the below information to your calendars to save the date and time. We will share Zoom meeting information in the weeks leading up to the call.
2024 Budget and Advocacy Day Prep Call
When: Jan. 26, 2024 at 11 A.M. EST
Zoom meeting information coming soon!
We hope that you will join us for these 2024 budget advocacy activities! Advocacy Days are an incredibly impactful way to bring many voices together at a specific time to enhance the relevance and weight of our message to lawmakers. Last year, LeadingAge NY and our network of member advocates successfully met with over 100 legislators over the course of just 20 days. This level of advocacy led to some of the largest Medicaid increases we have seen in decades. This year, we must exceed last year’s level of advocacy in order to further stabilize the state’s long-term care system.
Thank you in advance for your participation in advocacy during this critical time!
Contact: Sarah Daly, email@example.com, 518-867-8845
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