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April 5th, 2013 coalition letters to Governor Cuomo and NYS Education Commissioner John King, in response to the new $25 million funding for Pre-K expansion.
March 18, 2013 calls to leaders to support New York's low income working parents.
Winning Beginning NY Legislative Agenda 2013
March 14, 2013 letter to NYS Senate leadership urging support for the Governor's proposed $20 million in funding for extended learning time (ELT).
March 5, 2013 coalition letters sent to State leadership urging them to include critical funding for early care and learning in their one-house budgets.
See letter sent to Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (Independent Democratic Caucus).
Advocacy Tools For Elected Officials & Media
Messaging Tools for Elected Officials & Media.
ADVOCACY 101: Stop Being Scared - Start Making Friends With Your Legislator!
Sarah Bilofsky's insightful webinar on how to effectively use the WBNY Advocacy Tools for Elected Officials for legislative visits.
TALKING ABOUT THE TOOLKIT: What do I say? How do I say it? Who should I be talking to?
PowerPoint of Sarah Bilofsky's messaging webinar for Winning Beginning NY.
TALKING ABOUT THE TOOLKIT: Tips for Successful Advocacy
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1-page tip sheet.
Talking About the Toolkit: Key Message Development Sheet
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1-page work sheet to practice your message delivery.
Sample Long Island Debate Questions
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4 questions which you can modify to your region, to ask at a candidate debate.
Candidate Invitation Template (from a program)
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Template to use when inviting candidates to visit your program.
Winning Beginning NY Op-Ed Template
Op-Ed template that you can revise to reflect local issues.
Marketing materials to support community advocates
PowerPoint presentation used for advocacy webinars.
Winning Beginning NY Advocacy Handbook
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An A, B, C, guide to telling your story to lawmakers, media and others.