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#bFair2DirectCare Launches Voter Registration Drive

by acasper

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

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!

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…



Staffing Crisis Worsens at Non-Profits Serving  New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2018 CONTACTS: Steve Greenberg,  steve@greenbergpr.com, 518-469-9858 Bob Bellafiore, bob@stanhope-ny.com, 518-928-8471   Staffing Crisis Worsens at Non-Profits Serving  New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities  One in Seven Direct Support Jobs Remains Vacant; 2017 Turnover Rate Rose to 27 Percent; DSPs Logged More than 10 Million Overtime Hours in 2017  #bFair2DirectCare Urges Governor and Legislature…



ATTN: News Directors, Assignment Editors and other journalists working Thanksgiving Day

ATTN: News Directors, Assignment Editors and other journalists working Thanksgiving Day Like many of you, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who work with New Yorkers with disabilities will be on the job tomorrow. As you are looking for warm Thanksgiving Day stories to cap off tomorrow’s news coverage or include in Friday’s paper, please consider sending a news crew, reporter…



#bFair2DirectCare seeks acceleration of living wage funding for direct support professionals; “This crisis will only worsen if the Governor and Legislature back off their efforts.”

CONTACTS: Steve Greenberg steve@greenbergpr.com, 518-469-9858 Bob Bellafiore bob@stanhope-ny.com, 518-928-8471 #bFair2DirectCare to Governor & Legislature: Continue Being Heroes for Direct Support Professionals, Speed Up Living Wage for DSPs Who Support New Yorkers w/Disabilities As Staffing Crisis Worsens, #bFair2DirectCare Seeks Acceleration of Living Wage Funding “When you’re making $12/hour, every year is a tough budget year.”   ALBANY – Faced with a worsening staffing crisis and stiffening competition from…



Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan, Speaker Heastie,Senator Ortt & Assemblywoman Gunther Honored by NYSRA

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 Media Contacts: Bob Bellafiore, 518-928-8471, bob@stanhope-ny.com Steve Greenberg, 518-469-9858, steve@greenbergpr.com Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan, Speaker Heastie,Senator Ortt & Assemblywoman Gunther Honored by NYSRA with Public Official of the Year Award Recognizes Leadership & Dedication to New Yorkers with Disabilities, Specifically for Supporting #bFair2DirectCare Living Wage Effort SARATOGA…



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