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

518-474-8390

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
kaplan@nysenate.gov

 

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

ramos@nysenate.gov

 

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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PORT Health Services, Greenville, NC

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Job One, Independence, MO

My experience with FNP has always been positive. Every time I have had to contact them, I’m always put in contact with a friendly and knowledgeable person. If something is missing from our account, they reach out to us to request it. It’s nice to work with a company that makes sure our account is current. I would recommend them to any nonprofit looking to reduce their unemployment insurance costs.

Family Counseling Center, Gloversville, NY

We’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars PER YEAR by changing to become a reimbursing employer, freeing funds for much needed capital investment. FNP has been a valued partner in this process, providing assurance that we have stopgap coverage for extraordinary claims and keeping claims response painless and simple. It’s a huge Win/Win!

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