NYSNA Legislative Action Conference

NYSNA’s virtual 2023 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) presents a unique opportunity for NYSNA members to interact with Legislators safely from their homes and without all the hassles of traveling. We kicked off this year’s Legislative Action Conference on Tuesday, January 24th with General Session from 9:00-11:00am. Lobby Week was held January 24-27, 2023.

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2023 Position Paper

Frequently Asked Questions

Why attend LAC?

LAC allows attendees to experience firsthand the discussion about NYSNA current legislative agenda and regulatory challenges facing school nutrition. This gives you the opportunity to advocate directly with YOUR legislators who make changes that affect your everyday lives.

What is the Cost of LAC 2023?

$29 - NYSNA Members
$69 - Non-Members

What dates was LAC 2023 held?

LAC 2023 was held on January 24th to kick off lobby week on January 24-27. 

How do I Conduct a Virtual Legislative Meeting?

There are several ways to prepare for a legislative meeting, but this year, you have the comfort and confidence of preparing for it in your own home or office! Please be sure to have all related materials ready and in front of you for reference during the meeting. Also, it is critically important to be ready and to be concise! You should coordinate with your group before the meeting to identify which person was begin the discussion and those who wish to share relatable or anecdotal content, data, and compelling information. If there is someone in your group that has previously established a relationship with the Legislator, it may be better to let them take the lead or start things off.

What is our Ask this year?
  1. Expand the 30% incentive program to include breakfast.
  2. Support Healthy School Meals for All
Now is the time to use your voice and experience to speak on programs that are essential to school food service by meeting with your New York State legislators.