Call Your Senator to Support 3for5!

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Attached is a copy of the letter that Senator Carlucci has been circulating, to Senate Democrats, in support of 3for5!


Call the Senate switchboard and ask for your Senator’s office at 518-455-2800.  Tell the person who answers the phone that you are a constituent and that you want your Senator to SUPPORT 3for5!


If your Senator is a Democrat, ask them to sign Senator Carlucci’s letter (attached) in SUPPORT of 3for5 in this state Budget!


Here is the list of Senators who have already signed on to the Senate’s Letter:















If your Senator is listed above and already signed on to the letter, PLEASE CALL your Senator at 518-455-2800 and THANK them for Supporting 3for5! 


If your Senator is a Republican, ask them to speak up in Conference and SUPPORT 3for5!


If you don’t know who your Senator is click here.

Other Resources:
New York Disability Advocates

New York Alliance

Family Support Services Region 1





WHO: New York Disability Advocates, as members of the 3for5 Campaign, are calling upon the NYS Senate, Assembly and the Governor to commit to an annual investment of 3% for the next five years in systems that comprise New York's human services sector including agencies that support people with disabilities. 


WHY: For more than a decade, (with the exception of a 0.2% COLA) New York's human services sector hasn't received the annual cost of living adjustments in the State Budget. Many programs, supports and services are at or near a crisis level. The fiscal sustainability of some providers is in jeopardy.


WHEN: The Assembly and Senate will soon release their one-house budget measures and the 3for5 Campaign is calling upon legislators to the support a 3% increase annually for 5 years.


WHAT CAN YOU DO? Over the next two weeks, advocacy is key! Therefore, CALL & WRITE YOUR SENATOR AND ASSEMBLYMEBER AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT 3FOR5!


Attached are talking points for phone calls and a letter to send to your local Legislators.


Please call the Assembly Switchboard at 518-455-4100 and ask to be connected with your Assemblymember's Office.

If you don't know who your Assemblymember is,click here 


Please call the Senate Switchboard at 518-455-2800 and ask to be connected to your Senator's Office. 

If you don't know who your Senator is, click here


  • TELL THEM:  

    • My name is

    • I am a(n) [employee, parent, advocate, etc.] at [Insert Provider Agency]

    • I am your constituent.

    • "I am calling to urge you to support our 3for5 campaign for an annual 3% increase for 5 years, for nonprofit human services providers in New York State"


Additional documents are below!  

3for5 Call Talking Points

3for5 Letter to Legislators



DDAWNY and the New York Disability Advocates (NYDA), a statewide coalition representing more than 300 non-profit organizations

providing vital supports and services to more than 140,000 New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are working together to advocate for the 3for5 increase.


Connect with NYDA!