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22 In NYS Senate Ask Majority Leader To bFair2DirectCare

A Letter from Senator Robert Ortt, Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, and 21 other Senators, to Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan asks that the Senate’s One House Budget Proposal include $45 Million to begin to provide a living wage for direct support professionals at non-profit agencies providing support and services for people with disabilities.

READ THE LETTER HERE

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NYS Assemblyman Says Gov Cuomo Turned His Back On people With Disabilities

“Today, Gov. Cuomo turned his back on our state’s most vulnerable New Yorkers, the developmentally disabled, and the incredible direct support professionals who provide such important quality of life care to these incredible individuals.

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Mohawk Valley State Legislators Look To Form Coalition

The collection of representatives could be called the “Valley Coalition” and could get together for the first time early next month.

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They Do So Much More Than The Minimum

But there should be no debate about our obligation to pay a living wage to those who care for the disabled and, in doing so, represent us all.

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Editorials call on Governor to #bFair2DirectCare

Two more newspapers call on governor Cuomo to add money to the NYS Budget to increase salaries for direct care workers.

A letter to Cuomo, signed by 23 senators, said this: “Simply put, if NYS does not make major investments in the direct support workforce this year, we risk staffing shortages that will cause provider organizations to collapse, and individuals with disabilities and their families to go without the vital supports on which they depend.”

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Staten Island Advance Says #bFair2DirectCare
READ THEIR OPINION HERE

Governor Cuomo, B Our Hero and #bFair2DirectCare

Direct Support Workers Need a Living Wage. NYS must step up now to avert a crisis.

PLEASE READ AND SIGN

 

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More On The Fight For Fair Pay

“Capitol Pressroom”Ann Hardiman, Executive Director, NYS Association of Community and Residential Agencies and Steve Kroll, Executive Director of NYSARC.

HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE

 

WWNY TV-7 in Watertown highlights the bFair2DirectCare campaign.

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