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 Executive Budget fails to include the funding necessary to give Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) a fair, living wage. 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 correct this omission and add the living wage funding to 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) 474-8390 and encourage Governor Cuomo to correct this omission and add the #bFair2DirectCare living wage funding in his budget proposal.