Over the past two days, LIHEAP advocates convened on Capitol Hill for LIHEAP Action Day, their annual chance to connect with Members of Congress about LIHEAP and its significance for families across the country.
Organized by NEUAC, this year’s LIHEAP Action Day kicked off with a special event on Wednesday, February 27, to issue the NEUAC Extra Mile Award to Representative Paul Tonko for his efforts and advocacy on behalf of the energy assistance program.
I’m honored to receive @theNEUAC’s Extra Mile Award. It’s not an exaggeration to say #LIHEAP is saving lives. As long as I am in Congress, I will keep fighting to make sure this essential program and the people it helps get the support they need and deserve. https://t.co/CLFFjPSceB— Paul Tonko (@RepPaulTonko) February 28, 2019
On Thursday, February 28, constituent groups from numerous states showed up to meet with their representatives to discuss how LIHEAP impacts local families and communities.
@HeartShare together with @nationalgridus, @ConEdison, @Columbia students thanking @ReElectNydia for her support of the #LIHEAP program and low income families. This program is essential to #NYS and its most vulnerable. #protectliheap #nys #brooklyn pic.twitter.com/fgxj0ibAIn— HeartShare Human Services of New York (@HeartShare) February 28, 2019
@THAWFUND CEO @SaunteelJenkins visited @dankildee's office in DC to highlight how #LIHEAP helps vulnerable families afford their home energy bills. MI's LIHEAP funding has fallen 49% since 2010. #LIHEAPaction #protectLIHEAP pic.twitter.com/yz7Xw7jDlh— The Heat and Warmth (@THAWFUND) February 28, 2019
@HeartShare has brought along @Columbia students to learn about #liheap and how to get more seniors involved in receiving their grants. Thank you @RepEliotEngel for meeting with us and supporting the #LIHEAP program. pic.twitter.com/ml4NB0LUuQ— HeartShare Human Services of New York (@HeartShare) February 28, 2019
Team NYS composed of @HeartShare, @nationalgridus, @AVANGRID, @CentralHudson, @Columbia, @ConEdison and meeting with Olivia head of energy issues from @SenSchumer’s office in support of #LIHEAP. Thank you @theNEUAC for facilitating this day! #protectliheap pic.twitter.com/vE3t5xfVhf— HeartShare Human Services of New York (@HeartShare) February 28, 2019
LIHEAP Action Day represents one of the largest gatherings of energy assistance advocates, and this year’s event was no exception!
For more information on LIHEAP Action Day, visit www.neuac.org. Check back to LIHEAP.org for the latest news and information regarding the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.