We urge the NYS Senate to Pass S549A

We need your help. The Senate is considering an important bill, S549A 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 S549a 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 your own local state legislators to ask them to support this bill and push for a vote before session ends next Friday June 9th! You can find your State Senator at this link.

Please also consider call Senate members in leadership positions such as Senators Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Krueger, Breslin, Gianaris, Serrano, Skoufis, Thomas, Mayer, Kennedy, and Hoylman-Sigal. You can reach them at the Senate Switchboard 518-455-2800

Make the following points in your call:

Read NCLEJ’s full statement of support here.