New York: Call for Executive and Legislative Support

June 16, 2020

New York: Call for Executive and Legislative Support

As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of New York to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Cuomo and your legislators via phone and email asking the following:


We are requesting a waiver from the State of New York’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.


FIRST, please call and email your Assembly Members and Senators asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of New York does not grant this waiver.


SECOND, contact Governor Cuomo and key staff:


Governor Andrew Cuomo


Complete and submit this form


Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon


THIRD, contact key Assembly Member and Senator committee chairs:


Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business 


Senator Anna M. Kaplan

District Office Phone: 516-746-5924
Albany Office Phone: 518-455-2170


Standing Committee on Labor


Assemblymember Marcos Crespo

District Office Phone: 718-893-0202

Albany Office Phone: 518-455-5514

Complete and submit this form


Senator Jessica Ramos

District Office Phone: 718-205-3881

Albany Office Phone: 518-455-2529


Standing Committee on Small Business


Assemblymember Al Stirpe

District Office Phone: 315-452-1115

Albany Office Phone: 518-455-4505


Standing Committee on Social Services


Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi

District Office Phone: 718-263-5595

Albany Office Phone: 518-455-4926

Complete and submit this form


Senator Roxanne J. Persaud

District Office Phone: 718-649-7653

Albany Office Phone: 518-455-2788


Standing Committee on Ways and Means

Assemblymember Helene Weinstein

District Office Phone: 718-648-4700

Albany Office Phone: 518-455-5462

Complete and submit this form

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