• group photo taken at the 2016 Leaders' Dinner.
YOUTH POWER! is a New York State network run for and by youth and young adults. We work to ensure young people have meaningful involvement on all levels of the services they receive. We ensure the availability of Peer Support through persistent advocacy, technical assistance and by offering training and education opportunities.

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The YOUTH POWER! Priority Agenda will guide our advocacy efforts through 2016. As a network we will set and reach goals which will transform service systems so that young people get the support they need with the respect and dignity they deserve. Check out the Priority Agenda here!

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Graham-Cassidy slashes federal health care funding. New Census numbers reveal that more than 9.3 million young adults have gained coverage since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Take Action to ensure young adults do not lose their coverage!

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ADVOCACY TIP OF THE DAY: If you are having a tough day and don’t know how to move forward, take a reset break! Allow yourself to briefly step away and then make a list of what you would like to accomplish that day.
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TAKE ACTION! The Senate Finance Committee will be holding a hearing on the Graham Cassidy bill on Monday at 2 pm. The hearing record needs to be filled with strong statements of opposition from organizations and individuals and stories of the devastating impact this would have on people, including people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions.

Share your family's story and what healthcare means to you! Groups and individuals can send letters, testimony, video links, photos, stories, etc. regarding the proposed legislation. Comments must be submitted by Monday at 1 pm. GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov.
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