NY and the 2017 GrandRally in Washington D. C. – May 10, 2017

The Fifth National GrandRally is fast approaching! This event, held in Washington DC on May 10, 2017, is an opportunity for grandparents, relative caregivers, and kinship advocates to come together to recognize the importance of kinship care in our country.  It is also an excellent opportunity for people to meet with legislators to educate on kinship care and the importance of services nationwide.

Here at the NYS Navigator, we are pleased to be part of the state leader’s team, with our Director, Jerry Wallace, as the point person for NYS.  We are working with key members of the NYS Kincare Coalition in order to involve as many people as possible in this event.  How can you participate?  Read on!

If you would like to attend the GrandRally, please email our Kinship Specialist Pam Rockcastle at prockcastle@cfcrochester.org.  She will be compiling the master list of attendees for all of the events happening on May 10.  There are several options:

Option One: Go to GrandRally in D. C.

  • If you would like to attend the GrandRally in person, and are able to travel to NYC, there will be a bus that Marya Gilborn from The Family Center is organizing.  KN will be happy to put you and/or your agency in touch with Marya.  Please note that there will be a cost to take the bus, though we are working to make that minimal. Grandrally flyer
  • If you are travelling from outside of NYC, please let us know! We have no formal bus arrangement outside of the city, but are happy to connect people to each other to carpool.
  • If you plan to attend the GrandRally in person, please be advised that you must register on their website at grandrally2017.org. Have questions?  Call us at 1-877-454-6463!

Option Two: Attend Meetings in Albany

  • If you would like to organize or participate in legislative meetings in Albany, please let us know. We would be happy to help arrange visits to offices of state and congressional legislators.

Option Three: Attend a Virtual GrandRally from your community

  • If you would like to participate in the virtual GrandRally, there are several options – participating in National Call In Day (TBD – calling your local members of congress to express support for kinship care), scheduling local visits to district offices, and holding local celebrations to recognize caregivers. Rae Glaser, our Program Manager, will distribute more information on National Call in Day as it becomes available.

 

The Fifth National GrandRally is fast approaching! This event, held in Washington DC on May 10, 2017, is an opportunity for grandparents, relative caregivers, and kinship advocates to come together to recognize the importance of kinship care in our country.  It is also an excellent opportunity for people to meet with legislators to educate on kinship care and the importance of services nationwide.

Here at the NYS Navigator, we are pleased to be part of the state leader’s team, with our Director, Jerry Wallace, as the point person for NYS.  We are working with key members of the NYS Kincare Coalition in order to involve as many people as possible in this event.  How can you participate?  Read on!

If you would like to attend the GrandRally, please email our Kinship Specialist Pam Rockcastle at prockcastle@cfcrochester.org.  She will be compiling the master list of attendees for all of the events happening on May 10.  There are several options:

Option One: Go to GrandRally in D. C.

  • If you would like to attend the GrandRally in person, and are able to travel to NYC, there will be a bus that Marya Gilborn from The Family Center is organizing.  KN will be happy to put you and/or your agency in touch with Marya.  Please note that there will be a cost to take the bus, though we are working to make that minimal.
  • If you are travelling from outside of NYC, please let us know! We have no formal bus arrangement outside of the city, but are happy to connect people to each other to carpool.
  • If you plan to attend the GrandRally in person, please be advised that you must register on their website at grandrally2017.org. Have questions?  Call us at 1-877-454-6463!

Option Two: Attend Meetings in Albany

  • If you would like to organize or participate in legislative meetings in Albany, please let us know. We would be happy to help arrange visits to offices of state and congressional legislators.

Option Three: Attend a Virtual GrandRally from your community

  • If you would like to participate in the virtual GrandRally, there are several options – participating in National Call In Day (TBD – calling your local members of congress to express support for kinship care), scheduling local visits to district offices, and holding local celebrations to recognize caregivers. Rae Glaser, our Program Manager, will distribute more information on National Call in Day as it becomes available.

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