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Don’t Forget #bFair2DirectCare in the State Budget

About three dozen demonstrators representing the bFair2DirectCare Coalition gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Albany today to remind the Governor and the leaders of the New York State Legislature of the need to fund a wage increase for direct care staff working for non-profit agencies who support people with developmental disabilities.

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#bFair2DirectCare Seen at Albany State of the State

bFair2DirectCare Coalition members made their case outside the Governor’s State of the State Address in Albany yesterday.

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State of the State Schedule Released

Click on the link below to see the complete schedule of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speeches planned for six sites around the state next week.

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2017 Lobby Days Are Scheduled

2017 COPA Lobby Days Are Set

Executive Leadership Appointments: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Main Lobbying Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This year, COPA (ALIA, CP of NYS, DDAWNY, IAC & NYAEMP) and NYSARC, are holding joint Albany Lobby Days.  Together we represent nearly 300 providers of services to people with developmental disabilities in NYS, supporting more than one-hundred thousand people and employing about 140,000 staff.  Our joint effort sends a powerful message to the Governor and both houses of the Legislature, that we are united in our quest to not only preserve but to strengthen services for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families.

PLEASE JOIN US

Click the link below for further information and to Register for the 2017 COPA  & NYSARC Lobby Days.

All registrations for the 2017 Lobbying Days are being made through the link below.  Hotel reservations must be made by each Affiliate.

Lobby Day – Information & Registration

Disability Advocates Join Ride Haling Discussion

Advocates pushing officials to back requirements in legislation that would expand accessible transportation options for people with disabilities.

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Enabling Life Without Limits

Sarah Fitzpatrick, a Recreational Therapist at UCP of Long Island’s Indian Head Road Residence, is committed to helping individuals live Life Without Limits.

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Buffalo bFair2DirectCare Rally Draws Hundreds

A news conference and rally in Buffalo today drew more than 200 participants to highlight the #bFair2DirectCare “300 Days to Better Pay” campaign calling for a funding increase in the New York State budget for wages for underpaid staff. Attendees included people with disabilities, family members, staff and volunteers from non-profit agencies from western New York.

The event also included remarks by former Congressmember Tom Reynolds, the father of a son whith developmental disabilities, Assemblymembers Crystal Peoples Stokes, Sean Ryan, Robin Schimminger, Michael Kearns, MOA-elect Monica Wallace and State Senators Timothy Kennedy, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patrick Gallivan, Robert Ortt, and Senator-elect Chris Jacobs.

Click on the image below to watch a brief video from the event, provided by Tom Sy from Aspire of WNY.