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70-Organization Childhood Lead Poisoning Budget Investment Sign-On Letter | March 20232023-03-23T14:39:53-05:00

  70-Organization Childhood Lead Poisoning Budget Investment Sign-On Letter | March 2023

We, the 70 undersigned faith-based, child advocacy, social justice, environmental health and justice advocacy, and philanthropic organizations, write to you to collectively implore you to make bold and critical investments towards combatting and ending the racial, environmental and moral crises of childhood lead exposure and poisoning in New York. As a co-founder and co-leader of Lead Free Kids New York, a growing statewide coalition of individuals, groups, and organizations working to end childhood lead exposure and poisoning in New York, the Children’s Defense Fund - New York (CDF-NY) stands alongside our partners in urging State Budget investments and policy solutions for childhood lead exposure in housing and other settings within marginalized communities.

2023 CDF-NY Week of Action Digital Toolkit2023-03-09T16:27:01-05:00

  2023 CDF-NY Week of Action Digital Toolkit

The CDF-NY Week of Action Toolkit provides leaders like you with valuable resources to help promote the importance of advocating to our New York elected officials to pass a State budget that prioritizes marginalized children, youth, young adults, families and their communities in the areas of economic mobility, health equity, youth justice and child welfare.

CDF-NY Testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Housing Executive Budget2023-03-01T17:11:12-05:00

  CDF-NY Testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Housing Executive Budget

As a co-founder and leader of the statewide Lead Free Kids New York coalition and an organization whose policy priorities include such issues as economic mobility, child welfare, youth justice, and health equity - issues all rooted in poverty and which impacts child, youth, and family housing stability - the Children’s Defense Fund-New York (CDF-NY) appreciates the Senate Finance Committee and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee for the opportunity to submit testimony for this Joint Legislative Public Hearing to discuss the Executive Budget for Housing.

Leveraging Racial & Ethnic Impact Statements to Achieve Racial Equity in All Policies & Rules: New York’s Communities of Color Have a Right to Full Justice & Equity2023-02-28T14:51:08-05:00

  Leveraging Racial & Ethnic Impact Statements to Achieve Racial Equity in All Policies & Rules: New York’s Communities of Color Have a Right to Full Justice & Equity

Our State must take a stand and lead the nation in only legislating policies that uplift, not harm, our most marginalized communities. Now is the time to lead the nation in embarking on the path to achieving equity in all policies.

CDF-NY Testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Health/Medicaid Executive Budget2023-02-28T14:36:25-05:00

  CDF-NY Testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Health/Medicaid Executive Budget

Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) thanks the chairs of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee for the opportunity to submit testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Health/Medicaid Executive Budget Proposal.

CDF-NY Testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Mental Hygiene Executive Budget2023-02-16T10:54:04-05:00

  CDF-NY Testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Mental Hygiene Executive Budget

Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) thanks the chairs of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee for the opportunity to submit testimony on the 2023 – 2024 New York State Mental Hygiene Executive Budget Proposal.

PRESS RELEASE: In Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Children’s Defense Fund – New York Calls for a Just State Budget that Centers Children, Youth and Families2023-01-16T15:21:00-05:00

  PRESS RELEASE: In Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Children’s Defense Fund – New York Calls for a Just State Budget that Centers Children, Youth and Families

Today, as a part of its celebration of the life and world-changing legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., renowned civil rights activist and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history, the Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) releases its Fiscal Year 2023- 2024 Legislative and Budget Agenda, titled Prioritizing the Needs of Children, Youth and Families: New York State Budget and Legislative Priorities.

Prioritizing the Needs of Children, Youth and Families: New York State Budget and Legislative Priorities FY 2023 – 20242023-01-16T15:01:09-05:00

  Prioritizing the Needs of Children, Youth and Families: New York State Budget and Legislative Priorities FY 2023 – 2024

As communities of color continue to navigate the triple crises of COVID-19, inflation, and systemic oppression rooted in racism, our State elected officials must do what is just, which is to put New York on a strong path to a just equitable recovery by centering and prioritizing the needs of the youngest New Yorkers along with marginalized children, youth and families in the FY 2023-2024 Budget and Legislative Session in ways that center their physical and mental wellness and economic health, thereby enabling them to have joy and to thrive.

Leveraging Racial & Ethnic Impact Statements To Achieve Racial Equity In All Policies: National Context2022-07-25T14:10:00-05:00

  Leveraging Racial & Ethnic Impact Statements To Achieve Racial Equity In All Policies: National Context

Enacting new legislation and rules without first evaluating their potential to disproportionately impact New York's communities of color only perpetuates deep-rooted and systemic racial and [...]

Telehealth Consumer Survey Deadline Extension Request Letter2022-06-24T14:32:41-05:00

  Telehealth Consumer Survey Deadline Extension Request Letter

We write today to urge you to extend the Telehealth Consumer Survey deadline for an additional 30 days, to past July 31st in order to afford community-based organizations, trusted messengers and healthcare providers adequate time to deploy the survey among the communities they serve and for the State to receive ample survey responses that are truly representative of as many New Yorkers as possible. We also request that paper versions of the survey should be provided to local departments of social services and other community-based partners to ensure individuals who face barriers to responding electronically can participate.

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