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Call for Action

Call for Action

The NYS Budget is in the final days of negotiationsCan you spare less than 3 minutes to make a difference and have an impact on state policy? We are calling on YOU to call and email your state representatives and tell them to support $4 million for Double Up Food Bucks in this year’s NYS budgetDouble Up Food Bucks NY (DUFB) is a SNAP nutrition incentive program that doubles the buying power of SNAP participants, matching SNAP purchases $1:$1, up to $20/day, to purchase quality, fresh, NY-grown fruits and vegetables. Even just a few calls to local representatives can have a MASSIVE impact on state policy. We need YOUR HELP NOW. This funding will allow us to expand into more underserved communities across the state, reaching more families facing food insecurity and invest in more family run farms.

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Help make a difference by following 3 simple steps,
outlined below:

Step 1: Call Your Reps

Use this link to identify who your State Senator and Assemblymember are: https://openstates.org/ny/legislators/

Once you know who your State Senator and Assemblymember are, click on their names and call their district offices using the following script: 

“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent in Senator/Assemblymember [REPRESENTATIVE NAME]’s district. I would like to urge Senator/Assemblymember [REPRESENTATIVE NAME] to strongly support $4 million in funding for the Double Up Food Bucks program in this year’s state budget to support NY families, farmers, and our local economy. NOW is the time to speak up and be vocal in their support. I hope we can count on Senator/Assemblymember [REPRESENTATIVE NAME]!”

Step 2: Call the Governor

Call Governor Hochul at 1-518-474-8390 (office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm) using the following script:  

“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a concerned resident of New York State. I would like to urge Governor Kathy Hochul to strongly support $4 million in funding for the Double Up Food Bucks program in this year’s state budget to support NY families, farmers, and our local economy. NOW is the time for the Governor to show she supports all of New Yorkers families, farmers, and local economies. Her constituents across the state are paying attention, we hope we can count on her to represent all of us!  

Step 3: Email Your Reps

Use this link from the American Heart Association to send a pre-written email to your representatives, all you need to do is type in your address and click SEND EMAIL:  https://act.yourethecure.org/RZEzMT8

Step 4: Tell Us About Your Support

Step 5: Share the Call for Action

Please SHARE this Call to Action within your network and on social media! Post on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and ask your friends, family, loved ones, coworkers, neighbors, and acquaintances to CALL NOW and urge their representatives to support Double Up Food Bucks NY in this year’s state budget!  

THANK YOU for your passion and commitment in helping to make our communities thrive and be more inclusive and equitable for everyone!