Join families and young people across New York State for a month of advocacy about topics and issues that are important to you!

Family Empowerment Month ensures we give families and youth a seat at the table where policy decisions are being made. View our 2024 Policy Agenda. 


The Family Empowerment Rally &
Advocacy Day is March 19, 2024 at
the New York State Capitol.


Download and share the Save the Date here.

Download and share the FED Flyer  here.

Virtual townhall events will be spread throughout the month of February & March. Town Halls are a chance for families and youth to share their perspectives with state commissioners and legislators. Register today to get the Zoom information!

Developmental Disabilities Townhall

Featuring Assemblywoman Rebecca A. Seawright, and OPWDD Commissioner Kerri E. Neifeld

Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.

YouTube Recording

Mental Health Townhall

Featuring Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther, Senator Samra Brouk, and OMH Commissioner Ann Marie T Sullivan.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 A.M.

YouTube Recording

Youth Justice Townhall

Featuring Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, and DCJS Commissioner Rossana Rosado

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 3:00 P.M.

YouTube Recording

Addiction & Recovery Townhall

Featuring Assemblyman Phil Steck, Senator Nathalia Fernandez and OASAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham

Monday, March 4th, 2024 at 12:00 P.M.

YouTube Recording

Child Welfare Townhall

Featuring Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Senator Jabari Brisport, and Deputy Commissioner Gail Geohagen-Pratt

Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.

YouTube Recording

Education Townhall

Featuring Senator Shelley Mayer, and DOE Commissioner Betty Rosa

Monday, February 26, 2024 at 5:00 P.M.

YouTube Recording

Families Together is offering FREE bus transportation to individuals interested in attending the Family Empowerment Day Rally on March 19, 2024.

Bus stops are available in the following regions:

Find out more about Families Together in New York State’s 2023 Policy Priorities

To revisit last year’s virtual town halls, visit our YouTube channel 

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