Utica NY:  A coalition of local and state organizations will be sponsoring a community forum on how the proposed 2018 federal budget cuts could impact local human service providers.

The forum will be held from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11th at the Utica Public Library303 Genesee Street, Utica  (2nd Floor Gallery).  Elevator access is available.  Parking is available in the rear on Park Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.  It is open to local human service providers and professionals as well as nonprofit and public agencies.

Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute will be the presenter.  The forum will address how the proposed federal budget will impact non-profit human service agencies and what will New York State do to address budget cuts. The forum will also discuss how nonprofits can weather the coming storm and how they can participate in advocacy efforts.  Data will be released showing the impact of cuts on human service programs such as housing, homeless assistance, health care, education, community development, seniors, youth programs, food stamps, law enforcement, and medical research.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Melissa Krug at Fiscal Policy Institute at mkrug@fiscalpolicy.org  or John Furman at 315.725.0974/cnycitizenaction@gmail.com.

The House of Representatives is expected soon to take up the Budget Resolution approved by the House Budget Committee which calls for cuts of  $5.7 trillion over ten years from essential services – everything from Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP/food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for poor elderly and people with disabilities, tax credits for low-income workers, K-12 and college education assistance, housing aid, public health services, medical research, environmental and consumer protections, and most other domestic programs

This meeting is sponsored by Restore Opportunity Now, a statewide coalition of more than 340 human services nonprofit providers.  It is co-sponsored by Central New York Citizen Action, Citizen Action of NY, Fiscal Policy Institute, Hunger Action Network, Human Services Council of New York and FPWA.



John Furman

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

(Utica-Rome Chapter of Citizen Action of New York)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 411; Utica, NY 13503-0411






Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc. was developed from the Utica Citizens in Action, a multi-issue public interest association affiliated with Citizen Action of New York.  It was founded in 1997 to address critical social, economic and environmental issues facing residents of Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties.  Members of our group worked to empower low and moderate income Central New York residents to participate in shaping the policies that affect their lives, such as economic justice, environment, housing, education, economic development, healthcare, public benefit programs, and consumer issues.   Our projects include research and policy development, public education on a wide range of public policy issues, development of educational materials, community outreach and grassroots organizing, coalition development, training, and lobbying.  Please join our email list by sending an email to cnycitizenaction@gmail.com with the subject heading – Join List.  We also invite you to become a member of our group and attend our meetings.

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