We urge the New York State Assembly to Pass S549B/A8928C 

We need your help. The New York State Assembly is considering an important bill, S549B/A8928C that addresses New York’s harsh, punishing collection of overpayments of the state’s UI benefits resulting from the state’s mistakes administering benefits and illegal language access barriers. As a result, tens of thousands of working class New Yorkers who were at the epicenter of the pandemic now face thousands of dollars of debt that are poised to plunge them into poverty. This does not need to happen, and S549B/A8928C would provide immense relief and get New York up to par to other states, with little cost to the state. 

We encourage you to call NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie at 518-455-3791 and Senate President Andrea Stewart-Cousins at 518-455-2585 to urge them to support passage of these critical bills before session ends on Thursday, June 6. 

Make the following points in your call: