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17 July 2024
Twenty-five dedicated advocates from across New York State convened with over 30 legislators, supported by a groundswell of phone calls and emails from those unable to attend. Their efforts bore significant fruit: of the five bills brought to Albany, two have successfully passed both chambers and await Governor Hochul's signature—namely, the Epi Price Cap and Large Venue Stocking bills. This session marks a historic achievement for the allergy community of New York, as both bills are "require" bills, amplifying the impact of advocacy efforts. With these crucial bills advancing, attention n...
10 January 2024
In this video, Former New York State Assembly Member Tom Abinanti explains the importance of advocates "Making the Noise Necessary" to educate legislators to problems and solutions required to give those in our community managing life threatening allergies confidence that we all have their back with knowledge and epinephrine to help them in an emergency.
17 July 2023
By Jon Terry May 18th, 2023 Greetings. I sincerely hope everyone has had a pleasant Memorial Day holiday weekend. On May 2nd, we hosted the annual gathering of advocates for Food Allergy Awareness Day NY 2023 in Albany. After a few years of Zoom advocacy, this was the first time since the pandemic our event was held in person at the state capitol in Albany. With many new legislators to share our concerns with, I think being together face to face made for a much more personal and positive experience.