Fall 2019 Legislative Visits

In preparation for the 2020 Legislative Session we are encouraging NYSVMS members to visit their legislators in their district offices. There are several critical issues coming up in the next legislative session and we need to make sure that key legislators have heard from their constituent veterinarians.

We have highlighted some who are particularly influential on veterinary issues and we want to make sure these receive visits in their district office from veterinarians in their voting district. However even if your legislator is not on this list you could also visit them.

Here are the steps to follow:

ONLY do this for a legislator who is in your voting district.

1. Find your legislator using the links below
Find my Senator
Find my Assembly member

2. Call their DISTRICT office, or email to setup a visit. (You will find that you are very welcome, they like to hear from their local constituents).
Say that "I am a veterinarian, a member of NYSVMS, and a constituent, and would like to come in to discuss our legislative efforts"

3. Download the Talking points document. Print a copy of our leave-behind document.

4. After the visit - return to this site and leave a note about your experience. This is a VERY important step.
(You may need to follow the steps to "Join GRLN")

Assembly

The legislators below are priorities for our fall 2019 visits. However if your legislator is not on this list you can still visit. Just find their contact details using the Senate and Assemblymember tabs above

Assemblyman Ashby Higher Ed Committee 518-272-6149
Assemblyman Blankenbush  Ag Committee 315-493-3909
Assemblyman Brian Miller Ag Committee 315-736-3879
Assemblyman Crouch Ag Committee 607-648-6080
Assemblyman Cusick Higher Ed Committee 718-370-1384
Assemblywoman Fahy Higher Ed Committee 518-455-4178
Assemblyman Garbarino Higher Ed Committee 631-589-0348
Assemblywoman Griffin Higher Ed Committee 516-561-8216
Assemblywoman Gunther Agriculture Committee 845-794-5807
Assemblyman Hawley Ag Committee 585-589-5780
Assemblyman Jones Ag Committee 518-562-1986
Assemblywoman Lifton Ag and Higher Ed Committees 607-277-8030
Assemblyman Salka Higher Ed Committee 315-361-4125
Assemblyman Santabarbara Ag Committee 518-382-2941
Assemblyman Stirpe Ag and Higher Ed Committees 315-452-1115
Assemblywoman Woerner Ag Committee 518-584-5493

Senate

The legislators below are priorities for our fall 2019 visits. However if your legislator is not on this list you can still visit. Just find their contact details using the Senate and Assemblymember tabs above

Senator Metzger Ag and Domestic Animal Welfare Committee 845-344-3311
Senator Harckham Domestic Animal Welfare Committee 914-241-4600
Senator SKoufis Ag Committee 845-567-1270
Senator Amedore Higher Ed Committee 518-913-7001
Senator May Higher Ed Committee 518-455-2838
Senator Ortt Ag Committee 716-434-0680
Senator Gaughran Higher Ed Committee 516-922-1811
Senator Helming Ag Committee 315-568-9816
Senator LaValle Higher Ed Committee 631-473-1461
Senator Tedisco Domestic Animal Welfare Committee 518-885-1829
Senator Breslin Higher Ed Committee 518-455-2225
Senator Boyle Domestic Animal Welfare Committee 631-665-2311
Senator Seward Higher Ed Committee 607-432-5524