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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Working with Marshal Whittey at First Nonprofit has been a great experience. He handles our request as a priority and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues we have in a timely manner. Marshall follows through to the end and ensures our needs are met. He has been a great resource for LSC and our “go to” for any tax questions we may have. With LSC transitioning several facilities into one federal tax identification number, First Nonprofit was able to assist and provide guidance with best practices resolving claims to each entity. Additionally First Nonprofit provided knowledge (information materials) and one on one training to HRS group with best practices to handle claims state adjudicated, fraudulent claims, and appeals. And processing information in the First Nonprofit [unemployment claims] system allows for timely information can be collected.

Lutheran Services Carolinas, Salisbury, NC

My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!

Stone Valley Community Charter School, Huntingdon, PA

First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!

Jewish Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA

My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!

American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association, Inc., Lexington, KY

I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years

ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!

Beardstown Community Unit School District 15, Beardstown, IL

I have worked with the First Non-Profit Team for many years, and I appreciate the quick response and care that Cecilia and the team provides anytime I have questions. While there are other providers that may provide like services, First Nonprofit will always be my first choice! I appreciate you!

Innovative Services, Inc., Green Bay, WI

First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!

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