The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance is urging members to participate in several advocacy opportunities in response to the Governor’s proposed FY 17 budget adjustments. Given the high stakes in this budget-making process, it is critical that all members make it a priority to attend Lobby Day and communicate your budgetary concerns to legislators. It’s time to rally the troops and engage as many staff and individuals receiving services as possible in these activities!
Call-In Campaign: March 8, 9, 10
Follow Up Email Campaign: March 14, 15
CLICK HERE to download a complete timeline of events and talking points, or see below for more information.
March 8, 9, 10
Call your local representatives and ask them to maintain full funding for individuals receiving community based services and reject any budget that cuts these vital services and jobs!
Be prepared to provide the name of your local Senator/Representative. If you don’t know the names of your local legislators you may look them up here: http://www.ccpa-inc.org/campaign/peoplematter/
Ask to speak with your legislator or his/her aide. Please tell them:
If you receive an answer from a legislator or legislative staff that saying, “I’m sorry, but cuts must still be made,” please counter by saying:
Follow Up Email Campaign
March 14 & 16
Email your legislator to follow up on the phone call you made the previous week, and ask to schedule a meeting on March 16th (Lobby Day) to discuss your concerns.
CLICK HERE to find and email your legislator. Nonprofit Alliance staff will create a standardized message on the site. Just click on the #PeopleMatter message.
#PeopleMatter Lobby Day!
10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16th at the Legislative Office Building
This is the day to rally the troops and bring as many staff and individuals receiving services as possible to the Legislative Office Building! We will be on site to help you identify and locate your legislators. We will also provide you with stickers and packets of information to give to your legislators.
CLICK HERE to view talking points.
Thank you to the following members organizations that have committed to participating in Lobby Day on March 16th. If you have no already done so, please email Jeff Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP.
The Arc Connecticut
ARI of CT, Inc.
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Channel 3 Kids Camp
Child Guidance Clinic of CT
Community Partners in Action
Community Renewal Team
Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies
Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Connecticut Nonprofit Human Services Alliance
Covenant to Care for Children
Credit Union League of Connecticut
CT Alliance for Basic Human Needs
End Hunger Connecticut!
Family Advisory Council
Family Centered Services of CT
Family Services of Greater Waterbury
Gilead Community Services, Inc
Hands on Hartford
Jewish Association for Community Living
Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc.
Mental Health Connecticut
Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism, Inc.
New England Residential Services
Shoreline Arts Alliance
Vantage Group, Inc.
YWCA Hartford Region
This document is intended to provide a summary of the Governor’s midterm budget adjustments for SFY17, with a focus on major program and policy changes that impact our member organizations. The information provided in this document does not reflect all state agency funding, cuts or policy changes.