That’s the state AFL-CIO’s hotline. You can even call after business hours like I just did (until the mail box gets full.)
Press 1 for the governor’s office. Press 2 gets you to the state operator. Press 3 will get you to the Assembly operator.
Be prepared to know who your Senator or Assemblymember is as it’s much easier for the operator to connect you. Here’s a handy NYSUT link in case you’re not sure (with all this talk of redistricting) who your lawmaker is.
Whether you speak to a staffer or leave a voicemail, just make sure to get your message across. In my case I said “We just adopted Tier 5. Why not give that reform time to save money? Also, from what I’m reading in the newspaper, Tier 6 will cost us money up front. I would much rather see you work on legislation to close the corporate tax loopholes which cost our state millions than going after the pensions of my neighbors. Especially since 76 percent of pensions are less than $30,000 a year.”
In each case, I was able to also say “thank you for listening.”