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Too many children live in poverty and suffer from preventable illness, neglect, abuse, inadequate education and violence. These problems are solvable if we each do our part. Right now, our nation has the ability to:
At CDF-New York, our unique approach to improving conditions for children combines research, public education, policy development, community organizing and advocacy activities. At both the State and City level, we provide a strong, effective and independent voice for New York’s children who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. Each year, CDF-NY engages in targeted government advocacy to increase the number of laws, budget investments, rules and programs in New York that put children first. Our goal is to ensure that all of New York’s children are supported and provided for in meaningful ways, and that they are not unfairly or disproportionately treated due to their race, class, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
To learn more about our FY2015 NY State Legislative and Budget Priorities check out the testimonies we submitted to the NYS Legislature related to Governor Cuomo’s FY2015 Budget:
To learn more about our FY2015-2016 City Budget priorities check back in early April.