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Like so many other agencies that support people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, we are constantly facing budget cuts and service transformations that may impact how ACLD delivers its programs and services. By joining your voice to ours, and advocating for children and adults with autism, learning and other developmental disabilities, we can make a meaningful impact and ensure we are providing an enviable life for all.

 

CURRENT LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS 

 

Call The Governor And Your State Legislators To Advocate On Minimum Wage

The Governor’s proposed budget contains an increase to the state’s minimum wage.  The proposal does not include necessary public funds to support the minimum wage increases for Direct Support Professionals, special education staff and other low wage workers whose rate is set by the State.  We, at ACLD firmly believe staff who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve wage increases; though funds needs to accompany state mandated increases.

What Can You Do?
Call and/or write the Governor, your State Senator and your State Assembly member this week and let them know!

The message is simple:
We support increases to the State’s minimum wage and respectfully urge Governor Cuomo to fund the Executive Budget proposal.  Funding is critical to the health, safety and well-being of people with I/DD, health issues and other disabilities. It is the right thing for our dedicated and caring workforce.

Share your message:
Call the Governor’s Office at (518)-474-1041 and press 3 to speak to an assistant.

Call the State Senate switchboard at (518)-455-2800 and ask for your Senator.  If you don’t know who your Senator is, please go to the Senate’s website at http://www.nysenate.gov/ and use the Senator locator.  Please urge your Senator to call the Governor to support funding in the 30-day budget amendments for the minimum wage.

Call the Assembly switchboard at (518)-455-4100 and ask for your Assembly member.  If you don’t know who your Assembly member is, please go to the Assembly website at http://assembly.state.ny.us

You can also send an email to your local Legislators by clicking on this link:  http://capwiz.com/iacny/home/