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#bfair2Direct Care Action Alert!

Posted on : 01/30/2019



Tell Governor Cuomo to #bFair2DirectCare!
He is not keeping his promise!

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are such an important part of the work we do, and we know how much our families value them. You cannot put a price on the support they provide for families. However, Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget proposal fails to include the funding necessary to give DSPs a fair, living wage. This could impact the number of people interested in doing this vital work. 

Encourage Governor Cuomo to correct this omission and add the #bFair2DirectCare living wage funding in his budget proposal! 

We are asking our Direct Support Professionals, Parents, Self Advocates and Friends to reach out and let their concerns be known.


There are several steps you can do TODAY:

CALL 518-474-8390 (option 1)

Here are some examples of things you can say:

I am a [DSP, Parent, Self Advocate, etc.] and in support of the #bfair2directcare campaign

  1. The developmental disabilities community is in a crisis. Right now, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) across
  2. New York State are making just above minimum wage and can barely make ends meet, despite the difficult and vital work.
  3. These low wages for DSPs have lead to high vacancy and turnover rates, leaving a devastating impact on the individuals and families DSPs support.
  4. This impacts/ concerns me because [Insert reason why #bFair2DirectCare is important to you.
  5. 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!

to fill out an online form stating your concerns. We will share all comments with Governor Cuomo.

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