STARTING MONDAY AM AND ALL NEXT WEEK
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RING THEIR PHONES OFF THE HOOK: KEEP OUR MINIMUM WAGE FUNDING FOR THE DD COMMUNITY IN FRONT OF THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE AS THEY FINALIZE THE BUDGET
All week, we need one last big push with all of our families, staff and friends calling members, leaders & the governor to fund any minimum wage increase.
CALL AND SAY: Be Fair to Direct Care! I support an increase in the minimum wage. But direct care staff that support people with developmental disabilities must not be left out. The budget must provide $135 million to enable nonprofit providers—who rely exclusively on state funding—to afford to pay appropriate increases to direct support staff.
1. Governor (518) 474 -1041 and press 3 to speak to an assistant.
2. Senate switchboard – (518) 455 – 2800 – and ask for your Senator. You can find your Senator at http://www.nysenate.gov/ Tell your Senator that they MUST fund any minimum wage increase in their final budget agreement.
3. Assembly switchboard (518) 455-4100 – and ask for your Assemblymember. You can find your Assemblymember at http://assembly.state.ny.us/ Tell your Assemblymember that they MUST fund any minimum wage increase in their final budget agreement.
Click to use the IAC website to find your local legislators.
RING THEIR PHONES OFF THE HOOK
Please have staff, families, and everyone you know call the Governor, your local legislators, and your local newspaper.
It is especially important that the Governor and Legislators hear from Direct Support Professionals, education staff and other low wage workers who support people with developmental disabilities.
Everyone needs to CALL the Governor and your Senator, Assemblymember today! Thank you.