ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Cuomo to #bFair2DirectCare

by acasper

  • Posted on January 24, 2019

  • News

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal fails 
to include the funding necessary to give
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) a fair, living wage.

Encourage Governor Cuomo to correct this omission and add
the #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 now, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) across
New York State are making just above minimum wage and
can barely make ends meet, despite the difficult and vital work. 

– These low wages for DSPs have lead to high vacancy
and turnover rates, leaving a devastating impact on
the individuals and families DSPs support. 

– This impacts/ concerns me because [Insert reason
why #bFair2DirectCare is important to you.]

– Please add the #bFair2DirectCare living wage
funding DSPs deserve to your budget proposal. 


– Share with the Governor why #bFair2DirectCare
funding for DSP is need and why it’s important to you! 

– Tag @nygovcuomo in tweets and
@GovernorAndrewCuomo in Facebook posts. 

– Use #bFair2DirectCare in all posts! 

– Sample tweet: Low wages for DSPs have a devastating
impact on families like mine! @nygovcuomo please add 
#bFair2DirectCare living wage funding DSPs deserve
to your budget proposal! 

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