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***Media Advisory ***

TUESDAY: IN RESPONSE TO EXECUTIVE BUDGET, NONPROFITS GATHER IN ALBANY TO
CALL FOR STATE INVESTMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES 

Coalition Launches Campaign to Show the Human Impact of Continual
Underfunding in the Region

WHO:

Senator George Amedore

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy

Senator Jesse Hamilton

Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, The Fiscal Policy Institute

Glenn Liebman, CEO, Mental Health Association in New York State

Bill Gettman, CEO, Northern Rivers Family of Services

Michael Seereiter, President & CEO, New York State
Rehabilitation Association

Christopher Hanway, Executive Director, Jacob A. Riis
Neighborhood Settlement

WHAT: On Tuesday, January 31st , representatives of a statewide coalition
of nonprofits will gather to call on Governor Cuomo and the legislature to
strengthen the nonprofit human services sector through smart, efficient
investment and systemic changes. The Executive Budget, while acknowledging
the importance of human services, provided little in the way
of strengthening the organizations and the sector responsible for lifting
families out of poverty.

The coalition recently launched the Restore Opportunity Now campaign and
released a report showing that while more than a quarter of Albany
residents live in poverty, human services sector spending in New York has
decreased by an average of 1.3 percent per year since 2011.

The Restore Opportunity Now campaign is supported by more than 340
organizations across New York State.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31st at 11AM

WHERE: Outside Senate Chambers, New York State Capital Building, Albany

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Glenn Liebman, CEO
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

 

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