Switchboard Numbers for Call to ACTION!
NYS Assembly Capitol Switchboard at (518) 455-4100 and ask for your Assembly Representative’s office.
NYS Senate Capitol Switchboard at (518) 455-2800 and ask for your Senate Representative’s office.
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NY Senate contact info
Members of the Independent Democrats Conference
State Senators Jeff Klein, Diane Savino, David Valesky, and David Carlucci.
David Carlucci (518) 455-2991 (845) 623-3627, 914-941-2041
When you CALL…
Ask for the staffer that is dealing with S1743A-2013, the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act
State you are a farmer, where you are and what you grow. Or, if you are a consumer, where you live and where you buy your produce. If a farmer respectfully point out how harmful this bill is and how it will seriously and negatively impact your ability to continue to operate. Point out your workers are under a myriad of legal protections now and this bill is being driven not by farmworkers but by outsiders who do not understand how farming works.
If you are a consumer emphasize how important supporting local agriculture is and you believe this will very much hurt the small farmers that supply you with the local food you enjoy. If it is someone that goes to the market that calls they should mention they have spoken with their farmers who have explained how harmful this bill will be if passed. Also emphasize the fact that the bill disproportionately harms smaller farms versus larger farms, for it primarily ends a number of exemptions for smaller operations (that also happen to match federal standards).
If the staffer states this is an issue of "justice" then ask why they are not ending the exemptions, especially the overtime exemption, for the employees of religious non-profits and the staff of the legislature?
Why are they not ending all of the exemptions that benefit religious non-profits that are driving this? Don't those employees deserve "justice" too?
These reps are for the farm bill or are leaning that way. Approach them as potential supporters and emphasize that their constituents will suffer if this bill is passed:
José M. Serrano
Martin Malave Dilan
Toby Ann Stavisky
Charles J. Fuschillo
Carl L. Marcellino
Joseph E. Robach
Thank you for standing with the farming community.
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