Patriot Tom Cavanagh is walking the State of New York to raise awareness of the need for serious mandate reform in New York. Unfunded mandates are restricted or illegal in 27 states … why are they legal in New York? They are bankrupting our communities – our counties, towns, and cities – not to mention the taxpayers who ultimately foot the bill. Families, seniors, children, teachers, business owners, residents, property owners, renters … EVERY SINGLE NEW YORKER is affected by the burden of unfunded mandates, and it needs to stop.
Will you be out there greeting Tom as he walks through your town? (See his route here) Let us know the reasons that you are taking time out of your busy day to support Tom on this walk. Can’t make it? Or maybe he’s not walking in your area – that’s okay! Please let us know why you support mandate reform.
Leave a comment here and tell us how unfunded mandates are affecting you – whether it’s a personal impact or a larger impact, at your place of work or in your community. We need to gather these stories to let the State Legislature know that their days of being unaccountable for the mandates that they create are over!