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How to Use the NYSTIA Action Center

New York State Tourism Industry Association Action Center

The NYSTIA Advocacy Action Center, powered by VoterVoice, is our grassroots advocacy software that allows you reach out to elected officials, find legislation, and spread the word about issues that matter to you. Connecting with your elected officials plays an important role in building relationships between decision-makers and show power in numbers. Click here to access the NYSTIA Action Center and continue reading to discover how you can make the most of the platform.

Anyone can, at any time, access the center to participate in advocacy measures such as sign up for alerts, find legislation, contact legislators, and participate in petitions and campaigns.

Sign Up For Alerts

To the right of the Action Center, you are given the option to sign up for email alerts to keep yourself up-to-date with new tourism-related campaigns and petitions added by NYSTIA. After filling out your email and zip code in the boxes, you'll be prompted to a new page to add your address and business information. This allows you to be matched to your appropriate officials and will automatically populate the next time that you enter votervoice.

Find Legislation

VoterVoice has real-time access to thousands of pieces of legislation at the local, state and federal level. You can easily search for and interact with bills through our Action Center.

Search for legislation by keyword: Simply enter the keyword of your choice into the "Enter Keywords" box and click the arrow. You'll be taken to a new page where you can search for keyword-related legislation at the state and federal levels. Click on a bill of interest to see more information about the bill such as a summary, related bills, sponsors, cosponsors and additional links.

Search for legislation by state: Without adding any keywords, simply click the arrow next to the box to be taken to a new page where you can search for legislation by state and keyword.

View Key Legislation

NYSTIA is keeping track of tourism-related legislation being considered in Albany. To see the specific bills we are keeping an eye on, click on the "View Key Legislation" link below the "Enter Keywords" box to enter our Bills Page. Each piece of legislation is organized into relevant subcategories for your convenience.

Find and Contact Officials

By entering your zip code in the "Find Officials" section, you will be able to access a full list of federal and state officials for easy contact. Click the checkbox next to the official(s) you would like to message, and then click the green "Compose Message" button to write your advocacy message.

For NYSTIA Members

In addition to having access to all of the features above, one of the benefits of your NYSTIA membership is the ability to build campaigns and petitions that help you advocate for your cause. To learn more and get in touch with our Advocacy Manager, please contact us for more information.