ACTION ALERT!!! CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TODAY!!!!!
Even though the state has a $6 billion surplus from the bank settlements and both Houses of the Legislature have identified an additional $300 million in revenue, neither chamber has committed to investing additional monies in supports and services for people with developmental disabilities.
We need every Legislator and the Legislative Leaders to understand that additional funding is critically needed to provide new day and residential supports and services to meet the needs those living at home, often with aging parents. Also, we encourage you to emphasize to your Legislators the need to increase, improve and enhance the Direct Support salaries for agencies like Saratoga Bridges!
ACT NOW, ONE HOUSE BILLS WILL BE PRINTED EARLY NEXT WEEK
- As a constituent you are very important to your elected officials and you must tell them what is important to you NOW.
Everyone needs to please call their Senator and Assemblymember, and the Legislative Leaders—Senator Skelos and Assembly Speaker Heastie — and tell each of them that New York State must invest in supports and services for people with developmental disabilities.
This State Budget must invest an additional $30 million on top of the Governor’s budget request for half the year to fund an additional 3,500 day and residential opportunities for people with developmental disabilities who are living at home.
- Senate switchboard – (518) 455 – 2800 (For Senators home page CLICK HERE)
- Assembly switchboard (518) 455 – 4100 (For Assembly members home page CLICK HERE)
Or please refer to the attached document that has local contact information.
On behalf of the Saratoga Bridges family, we are most appreciative of your advocacy efforts. They do matter and greatly help.