See photos from the rally HERE.
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.
Set to premiere Wednesday at 8:30 pm on ABC, Speechless is the network’s newest family sitcom, and the only one of its kind on the air. It follows a family with a child who has a disability.
Myra Fearon lives in Brooklyn and has been a direct support professional for CP of NYS Metro Services for 10 years.Read her story HERE.