This is from my mentor, Sheri Mooney:
As you may know, the Everywoman Opportunity Center has been assisting women in obtaining and maintaining employment in WNY for over 30 years. Remember - this program returns money to the state via taxes on earnings of individuals helped into viable jobs and it is the ONLY safety net for women in transition in the state. www.everywoman.org
The vast majority of their funding is from NYS and the current budget from the Governor has cut ALL funding for these vital services.
Consequently, Everywoman and the other displaced homemaker centers across the State are reaching out with their Purple Postcard campaign and asking its supporters to send these cards directly into the Governor. I have these postcards and will make them available to you. Just send me an email or call and I will get as many to you as you need. If you are attending a meeting or any event where you would like to pass these out, please advise so I can get you a bulk amount in advance.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that you believe would support Everywoman and would like a postcard.
Correspondence on this issue may also be sent directly to The Hon. Eliot Spitzer, Governor of New York, State Capital, Albany, NY 12224. Time is essential as we need to get this completed during the 30 day waiting period.
Thanks in advance for all of your support on this critical issue for women in New York. We can and will make a difference.