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The Arc New York Executive Director Mark van Voorst Asks New York State: “Do We Need A Tragedy to Occur Before You Will Fund a Living Wage for Direct Support Professionals?

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  • Posted on February 7, 2019

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Testimony on the 2019-20 State Budget Reveals the True Impact of the Workforce Crisis on New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities and calls on state leaders to #bFair2DirectCare “ After nearly a decade of static funding, this beacon of hope is fading. We risk sliding again into the darkness.  The Arc New York Executive Director Mark van Voorst told legislative budget makers…



#bFair2DirectCare Unveils Times Square Billboard Urging Gov. Cuomo to Support Direct Care Workers By Funding a Living Wage

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  • Posted on February 4, 2019

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Pointed Message Greets Millions of Visitors to “The Crossroads of the World” ALBANY – #bFair2DirectCare today unveiled a 5,000-sq-foot billboard over Times Square that urges Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fund a living wage for direct care workers who support New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. The Governor failed to include living wage funding in his $176 billion budget…



ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Cuomo to #bFair2DirectCare

by acasper

  • Posted on January 24, 2019

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal fails to include the funding necessary to giveDirect Support Professionals (DSPs) a fair, living wage. Encourage Governor Cuomo to correct this omission and addthe #bFair2DirectCare living wage funding in his budget proposal!  CALL 518-474-8390 and SAY:  – I am a [DSP, Parent, Self Advocate, etc.]and a supporter of #bFair2DirectCare.  – The developmental disabilities community is in a crisis. – Right…



#bFair2DirectCare Urges Governor & Legislature to “Finish the Job” and Fund Living Wage for Direct Support Professionals

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  • Posted on January 10, 2019

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Rallies in Albany and Poughkeepsie Thursday Call for a Living Wage for DSPs Who Support 130,000 New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities ALBANY, NY – A bipartisan collection of state lawmakers joined hundreds of parents, self-advocates and non-profits that support people with developmental disabilities in Albany and Poughkeepsie Thursday to call for funding that allows direct…



#bFair2DirectCare: “100 Day Justice Agenda” is incomplete without fully funded living wage for direct support professionals

by acasper

  • Posted on December 20, 2018

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Living wage for DSPs is economic justice for those who support New Yorkers with developmental disabilities Staffing shortages & heavy overtime continue as workforce crisis persists ALBANY, NY – #bFair2DirectCare responded to Governor Cuomo’s ambitious “2019 Justice Agenda” released earlier this week. “Any 100-day justice agenda that doesn’t fund a living wage for direct support…



#bFair2DirectCare Coalition Says Staffing Crisis Continues: Urges Governor & Legislature to “Finish the Job” and Fund Living Wage for Direct Support Professionals

by acasper

  • Posted on December 19, 2018

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By 2020, Fully Fund Living Wage for the Tens of Thousands of DSPs Who Support 130,000 New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities BRENTWOOD, LI –A bipartisan collection of current and new state legislators joined parents, self-advocates and non-profits that support people with developmental disabilities on Long Island this week to call for funding that allows direct…



#bFair2DirectCare Launches Voter Registration Drive

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  • Posted on March 12, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 12, 2018 CONTACTS: Steve Greenberg, steve@greenbergpr.com, 518-469-9858 & Bob Bellafiore, bob@stanhope-ny.com, 518-928-8471 #bFair2DirectCare Launches Voter Registration Drive Non-partisan effort to touch 90,000 workers, 130,000 self-advocates and their families “Make sure everyone knows their vote counts.” #bFair2DirectCare announced it is launching its first-ever voter registration drive in an effort to increase voter participation…



#bFair2DirectCare Unveils Times Square Billboard Urging Gov. Cuomo to ‘Say Yes’ to Speeding Up Living Wage for Direct Care Workers

  • Posted on March 6, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 CONTACTS: Steve Greenberg, steve@greenbergpr.com, 518-469-9858 Bob Bellafiore, bob@stanhope-ny.com, 518-928-8471 #bFair2DirectCare Unveils Times Square Billboard Urging Gov. Cuomo to ‘Say Yes’ to Speeding Up Living Wage for Direct Care Workers  #bFair2DirectCare today unveiled a new 5,000-square-foot Times Square digital billboard that urges Governor Andrew Cuomo to “please say yes” to #bFair2DirectCare. “You can help,” the billboard says, by calling Gov. Cuomo. Last year, the Governor and Legislature…



ACTION ALERT: Call Your Legislators TODAY & tell them to #bFair2DirectCare!

  • Posted on March 2, 2018

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Contact your NYS Legislators & ask for the #bFair2DirectCare Living Wage Spin Up Today, Tuesday & Wednesday (March 5th, 6th & 7th) the Legislative Conferences (Senate Republican, Democratic and Independent Democratic Conferences and Assembly Democratic and Republican Conferences) are meeting to determine their respective Budget priorities to be passed the week of March 12th, which sets their negotiating positions as…



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