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March 26: Join CDANY & NYAIL in Albany!

Sign up to join Consumer Directed Action of New York & NY Association on Independent Living in Albany on March 26 as we count down the final days to the final budget.

WHEN: Meet at 11:00 AM on 3/26

WHERE: Herbie’s Burgers (formerly McDonald’s) in the Empire State Plaza Concourse.

WHAT: Rally & Visibility Actions to ensure independent living and CDPA priorities are in the final budget

Lunch vouchers will be provided!

If you want to help but can’t make the 26th, our allies in the Caring Majority have an opportunity on the 25th, and we will be seeking people to do visibility on the 27th and 28th, as Legislators and the Governor potentially finalize the budget. But the main focus is on the 26th, and we need everyone we can get.

Let’s rise up together, make our collective voice heard, and make sure community-based services are prioritized in this year’s budget. Join us in Albany.

Advocacy Day in Albany: February 12, 2024

Join CDANY for Advocacy Day in Albany on February 12, 2024!

Get ready for an exciting in-person day of action in Albany with hundreds of other New Yorkers who care about strengthening consumer direction and being the change they want to see in New York and the world.

CDANY is thrilled to once again partner with the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) for our annual Advocacy Day on Monday, February 12, 2024.

WHAT: CDANY & NYAIL Advocacy Day
WHEN: Monday, February 12 – arrive by 10:00 AM
WHERE: Meet in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, 198 State Street, Albany, NY 12210

Run of Show

10:00 to 11:00 AM: Arrival & Check-In

11:00 AM to Noon: Rally in the Well with legislative champions

Noon to 4:00 PM: Individual Legislative Meetings with your Assembly and Senate representatives.

CDANY will provide printed (and emailed in advance) prep materials including talking points for meetings and budget issue one-pagers. CDANY is offering travel scholarships to help cover costs of getting to Albany. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

Things you can do to prepare:

January 9: State of the State Watch Party

State of the State Watch Party

Governor Hochul will be giving her annual State of the State address on Tuesday, January 9, at 1:00 pm. During this address, the Governor will provide an overview of her priorities for the year. Join CDANY for our virtual, interactive watch party that will include a live discussion of the Governor’s presentation, a social media toolkit, and a “key phrase” bingo card with prizes.

We will stream the party on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube so that everyone who wants to participate has the chance. Sign up to get your toolkit and bingo card. We look forward to ringing in the 2024 legislative session with you!

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the CDPAANYS YouTube channel.