CITY BUDGET UPDATE
Advocates and seniors push back against lack of investment in senior services in Mayor's proposed FY18 Budget
We need YOU to join our campaign for increased funding!
Calls and letters need to be made as soon as possible, before the budget is finished. Budget decisions are being made now!
How to get involved:
Continue sending letters to the Mayor, Speaker, and your City Council member demanding additional funding for senior service in this year's budget.
Click here for instructions and sample letter
Over 3,000 letters have been sent so far! Let's keep it going!
Call Mayor de Blasio at 212-788-6798 to speak to a live operator or leave a message
English: “I am a senior from [borough and senior center]. 2017 is the Year of the Senior. Seniors deserve a fair share. Please fund senior services with $60 million in the aging budget. No Seniors, No Budget. Thank you.”
Spanish: Soy un adulto mayor de [borough y centro de personas mayores]. 2017 es el año del adulto mayor. Nosotros los adultos mayores merecemos un mejor trato. Por favor financien los servicios para adultos mayores con un presupuesto de $60 millones. Si no hay adultos mayores, no hay presupuesto. Gracias
Call your Council Member Click here to determine your Council Member and receive their phone number, use the script above to make your voice heard.
Why it's important to participate:
The proposed Executive budget included no additional funding for aging services through the Department for the Aging (DFTA).
Federal funding uncertainties make this year's city budget all the more important!
Recent News on the City Budget
NewYork NonProfit Media Article: New York City Council Wants More Money for DFTA
CityLimits Article: NYC's Human-Service Providers Press for Changes in City Funding
Gotham Gazette Article: Hearing Showcases Frustrations Over Stagnant Aging Department Budget
Have questions about the letter writing campaign?
Have questions about the budget?
Want to know more?
Check out LiveOn NY's webpage which contains information on our full budget ask, as well as other advocacy information: http://www.liveon-ny.org/budget-advocacy
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