Catholic Charities leaders lobby on behalf of poor and vulnerable

Published on February 11th, 2015

Catholic Charities leaders from across the state at the Capitol in Albany on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9-10, to advocate for their 2015-16 state budget priorities. The New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors and other leadership from various Catholic Charities agencies, representing all eight dioceses of the state, met with key legislators and members of the Cuomo Administration on behalf of the state’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

Advocacy focused on the impact on services related to Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Budget as it relates to:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Affordable Housing
  • Human Services

Click the attached link to download the Council’s analysis of these issue areas, which were shared with elected officials and state agency personnel.

Catholic Charities Commentary and Analysis of 2015-16 Executive Budget Proposal