The state Legislature is talking about cutting state funding for public health programs by 20% as part of a state budget deal. We can’t jeopardize important hypertension, obesity prevention and other chronic and infectious disease prevention efforts for underserved New Yorkers.
Please call the leaders of the Legislature today. Here are their numbers and suggested script.
It literally only takes a minute or two.
Assembly Speaker Heastie: 518-455-3791
Senate Majority Leader Flanagan: 518-455-2071
My name is [_____], from [CITY]. I am calling to strongly oppose any cuts to the state health department and public health funding. Public health programs save lives. You cannot negotiate away critical prevention programs for those who need them most. Thank you.
You will likely just be asked for your name and leave a message. Your voice can save lives!!!
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