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PEF Members:

We have until April 1, 2021, to contact elected officials throughout the state to fight back against the unfair and shortsighted proposals included in the governor’s Executive Budget. Due to COVID restrictions, this year it will be very difficult to conduct in-person lobby days or physically meet with legislators. So it is even more imperative that each PEF member send a letter, email or call their local senator and assemblyperson to let them know why these legislative priorities are so important. Please use the links below to assist you in that effort.

These are the top seven 2021 Budget Priorities as analyzed and researched by PEF’s legislative and civil service departments and approved by the statewide Political Action Committee. On this page, we will also  share PEF’s testimony before various committees as the Legislature considers the Executive Budget proposals.

Thank you in advance for your activism. Together, we are stronger.

In Unity,

Wayne Spence
President

Randi DiAntonio
Vice President / Statewide PAC Chair

2021-22 PEF Budget Priorities: Letters to Legislators

Expedited Closure of State Prisons and OCFS Facilities
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/expedited-closure-of-state-prisons-and-ocfs-facilities
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

 Recognizing our COVID-19 Heroes
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/recognizing-our-covid-19-heroes
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Consolidation of OCFS Community Multi-Services Offices
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/consolidation-of-ocfs-community-multi-services-offices
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) in the State Budget
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/office-of-information-technology-services-oits-in-the-state-budget-2
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Retirement Health Care Costs for State Retirees
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/retirement-health-care-costs-for-state-retirees-3
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Closures and Bed Reductions at OMH
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/closures-and-bed-reductions-at-omh
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Funding for SUNY and Other Public Hospitals
Send pre-written letter:​
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/funding-for-suny-and-other-public-hospitals
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Downsizing within State Agencies​
Send pre-written letter:​
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/downsizing-within-state-agencies-3
Print and send your letter: Word Doc or PDF

Federal Rescue Plan State/Local Aid
Send pre-written letter:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/rescue-plan-statelocal-aid
Print and send your letter: Word Doc​ or PDF​

 

Legislative Budget Testimony - 2021