Current Advocacy Opportunities

Together, we CAN make New York a Fair City for All Ages

Support the Reauthorization of the Older American’s Act

This federal program expires on September 30, 2019 and must be renewed in order to continue its long history of connecting seniors with the resources, such as senior centers and home-delivered meals, needed to thrive in their later years. Join us in advocating for this landmark legislation to continue serving seniors for years to come!

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The US Department of Agriculture is proposing a dangerous change to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). Submit public comment and make your voice heard!

SNAP is currently one of our nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs and our first defense against hunger. However, the Trump Administration recently proposed a new rule to eliminate a provision called Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility, which would immediately take away SNAP benefits from 3 million people — nearly 660,000 of whom are seniors 60 years and older.

Make your voice heard on this proposal: Submit public comment here by Monday, September 23rd!

Our 2019 City Letter Writing Campaign resulted in more than 17,000 letters being sent to New York’s elected officials, including Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, and the rest of City Council!

Thank you to everyone who participated! This advocacy opportunity is now closed, as the FY20 budget was recently finalized.

Our collective work to make New York a #FairCity4AllAges resulted in significant wins for senior services.

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