COVID-19

Building Back Better: Policy Priorities for New York’s Recovery

As New York slowly reopens, New York lawmakers—federal, state, and local—must stand firmly with our children and families, particularly families of color, and consider implementing the policies we recommend in our Building Back Better: Policy Priorities for New York’s Recovery. These recommendations are intended to meet the immediate, emergency needs of New York children and…
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Why the Census Matters in the Time of COVID-19

Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States is asked to complete a simple but very important constitutional task: respond to the census. With COVID-19 devastating many New York communities – leaving families worried about their health and that of their loved ones; wondering how they will pay their rent, afford groceries and educate…
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COVID-19 Resources

We've compiled information to help families connect to resources that may be helpful during this potentially stressful and challenging time. Many localities have their own community-based resources. Some links here direct the user to local government and/or local elected officials, who may be best positioned to make local connections. We welcome links to additional resources!…
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Letter from Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY to Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Urging Bold Steps to Support Child Care In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 30, 2020 the Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders. It urged inclusion of dedicated, robust funds in the NYS Budget to enable the State to take immediate, bold steps to support child care during this period of emergency. A media…
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New York State Budget Update

Dear friends and colleagues, Greetings from my kitchen table. All of us at Schuyler Center are working remotely and still reachable by email. We check-in with a daily, brief video-conference, which has been a comfort during these challenging times. We’re still advocating for New York’s children and families, with new and evolving strategies and tactics.…
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Urgent: Letter to Legislators on Budget Priorities

On March 19, 2020 Schuyler Center sent a letter to legislative leaders urging policymakers during this crisis and as the SFY 2020-21 budget was being finalized to focus on the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially low-income families and children and all who are living on the margins. 
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