Legislative Advocacy

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    Taxonomy Code: FP-0500.4500

    Programs that attempt to influence the introduction or review of pending bills, ordinances or administrative rulings with the objective of having an impact on the passage or defeat of such legislation or its content.

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    ADVOCACY PROGRAMAdvises governor, legislature, and state agencies on issues facing persons with disabilities. Initiates and shapes innovative programs and identifies areas for improvement. Fosters coordination through systems advocacy and facilitates community development activities. Provides technical assistance on barrier-free design, legal rights,assistive technology to local governments, providers, families, and maintains toll-free information and referral service.ADVOCACY PROGRAMNEW YORK STATE COMMISSION ON QUALITY OF CARE AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
    ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides support for individuals with disabilities as they improve their ability to speak up for themselves and obtain the respect, access, and services they deserve in their daily lives and communities. SILO also assists with voter registration, facilitates action groups designed to make community change, and coordinates disability-related political action alerts. For the community at large, SILO provides technical assistance and resources to businesses and agencies to help them improve their accessibility for people with disabilities and their compliance with civil rights laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. When people come to SILO, they become active in the community as part of the solution.SuffolkADVOCACY PROGRAMSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)
    ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICEWorks toward the goals of countering and reducing hatred by fighting Anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry here and abroad, combating international terrorism, probing the roots of hatred, advocating before congress, aiding victims of bigotry, developing educational programs, and serving as a public resource for government, media, law enforcement, and the general public.ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICEANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
    COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYAdvocates for quality, affordable and accessible child care in legislation and public policy for children and families. The Council collaborates and works with other child care organizations and community groups, schools, etc. to educate about and support high-quality child care. Child Care Council of Nassau outreaches to families via numerous organizations and agencies in the community through a variety of venues, including those that serve the Hispanic population (agency events, community fairs, libraries, churches, etc.). Families learn of various workshops, seminars, and webinars related to parenting in the community through email alerts from Council. Council actively participates with other child care and early education agencies in statewide efforts to create a cohesive and comprehensive agenda in Nassau County and Albany, and for clarification, support, and dissemination of statewide information.NassauCOMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.
    COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYAdvocates for quality, affordable and accessible child care in legislation and public policy for children and families. The Council collaborated and works with other child care organizations and community groups, school, etc. to education about and support high-quality child care. SuffolkCOMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    DIABETES ADVOCACYCoordinates grass-roots advocacy efforts on diabetes related issues. Delegates are sent action alerts to keep them abreast of legislative activities affecting their health and quality of life.SuffolkDIABETES ADVOCACYAMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION-LONG ISLAND AREA
    EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLANDProvides systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation to protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised.SuffolkEMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLANDEMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLAND
    EMPIRE STATE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTED LIVINGProfessional organization for adult homes and assisted living facilities. Monitors legislation and assists these facilities.EMPIRE STATE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTED LIVINGEMPIRE STATE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTED LIVING
    FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICESProvides information and referral, networking and advocacy regarding head injury to ensure access to all medical, residential, vocational and social systems, case management, support groups for survivors, family members and spouses/significant others in two locations, and public and professional awareness through educational in-service programs, publications, legislative advocacy and lobbying.SuffolkFAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICESHEAD INJURY ASSOCIATION, INC.
    MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTERA national consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and individuals with disabilities through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Assists with Medicare questions through consumer and professional hotlines, educational material, and training.MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTERMEDICARE RIGHTS CENTER
    NASSAU LOCATIONExists to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. Enforces the State's Human Rights Law by investigating, prosecuting, and resolving individual, group and Division initiated complaints of illegal discrimination. Educates the public to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote awareness of the Human Rights Law. Develops legislation and policy to further the Division's role in enforcing the Law. Serves Nassau County ResidentsNassauNASSAU LOCATIONNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
    NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIESProvides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIESNATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
    NATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)Goals include advocacy, sharing information and resources, facilitating family organizations in each state, developing family/professional partnerships and support national policy to benefit people with deaf-blindness.NassauNATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
    NATIONAL MEGAN'S LAW HOTLINE AND REFERRAL SERVICEProvides access to sex offender registration information in all 50 States. Provides no cost sex offender e-mail alert program. Offers prevention education and referral services for victims and their non-offending family members. Call for more information.NATIONAL MEGAN'S LAW HOTLINE AND REFERRAL SERVICEPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
    NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, INC.Dedicated to reclaiming the suburban and rural character of community life on Long Island by preserving our environmental resources initiating efforts to employ clean energy technologies advancing planning principles that foster stronger communities and holding our governmental officials accountable by advancing reforms which keep the operation of government open to the public. Promotes clean energy technologies and organic alternatives to pesticides, and engage in public education, research, legal action, and advocacy.SuffolkNEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, INC.NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, INC.
    NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCECommitted to educating Americans on the public health and safety issues of gun violence, including the regulation of manufacturing, distributing, selling, possession and use of firearms. Sensible Gun Legislation Day. Holds Education Fund displays on the issues of gun violence, debates, issues on radio and television, and provides a speakers bureau.NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCENEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
    NEW YORK PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATIONServes the public's health interests, improving the standard of health for people of all ages and advancing the interests of physical therapists in the State of New York. Composed of licensed physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapy students.NEW YORK PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATIONNEW YORK PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
    NEW YORK STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCILResponsible for developing new ways to improve the delivery of supports and services to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families. Focus is on increased opportunities for consumers to become involved in the community, secure education, employment and housing. Comprised of volunteers appointed by the Governor, council meets quarterly to identify and discuss current issues.NEW YORK STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCILNEW YORK STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
    NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATIONAn affiliate of the American Public Health Association. Promotes health and illness prevention at a state and local level and assists organized efforts which promote better health. Works to influence policies at both federal and state levels. Offers an annual health-related conference and acts as a clearinghouse to affiliates. Call for more information.NassauNEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATIONNEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
    OMBUDSERVICEFunctions to resolve concerns/complaints of nursing home, adult home, and assisted living residents and their families. Acts to protect patient rights, legislative advocacy, advocates for systems change, and assists community with placements. Trains volunteers to work with administrators and staff, residents and families, to help resolve difficulties. Call for further information.NassauOMBUDSERVICEFAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION
    PUBLIC AFFAIRSWorks to ensure that women, men and teenagers have access to reproductive health services by encouraging federal and state planning programs advocates public policies and legislation that maintain a woman's right to choose from a full range of reproductive health services, safely, legally and privately promotes comprehensive age appropriate sexuality education in the schools and supports parents, schools and community groups in their efforts to educate members of their families and communities.NassauPUBLIC AFFAIRSPLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
    SUFFOLK LOCATIONExists to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. Enforces the State's Human Rights Law by investigating, prosecuting, and resolving individual, group and Division initiated complaints of illegal discrimination. Educates the public to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote awareness of the Human Rights Law. Develops legislation and policy to further the Division's role in enforcing the Law. This location in Hauppauge is a satellite office and service is by appointment. Serves Suffolk County Residents.SuffolkSUFFOLK LOCATIONNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
    VICTIM SERVICESOffers support to victims and their families who have suffered serious physical, psychological and financial damages as a result of a crash. Offers victim support groups, victim hotline, advocates to accompany victim/family through legal system, assists with a Victim's Impact Statement before the offender is sentenced. Other services include: assisting lawmakers in formulating legislation, informing the public on DWI matters, monitoring police and judicial procedures in DWI cases, and providing speakers to educate the community.SuffolkVICTIM SERVICESMOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING, LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    YOUTH POWER! (LONG ISLAND REGIONAL TEAM)Provides youth ages 14-29, labeled with disability or experience in the New York State system (special education, juvenile justice, mental health, foster care) opportunities to voice their opinions about personally relevant topics, participate in forums, outreach activities and advocate for positive changes in New York State programs and local communities.YOUTH POWER! (LONG ISLAND REGIONAL TEAM)FAMILIES TOGETHER IN NEW YORK STATE, INC.

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