Governor Cuomo has proposed a $15 minimum wage for all but he failed to put funding in for Direct Support Professionals, special education staff and other low wage workers whose rate is set by the State.  As an agency responsible for the care of more than 5,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, we are perplexed at the State’s budgetary plans for ensuring the continuity of these vital supports and services.  Please help us reach Governor Cuomo to have him provide the additional funding which will be necessary for not-for-profit service providers to increase the pay scale for their staff members who take care of our most vulnerable population of people with disabilities.


STAFF WHO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DESERVE AN INCREASE ALONG WITH THE $15 MINIMUM WAGE!

Everyone needs to CALL OR WRITE the Governor and your Senator, Assembly member today!!!
Act NOW or it will be too late!  The Governor’s Budget amendments will be out next week!

CALL and SAY:
Governor Cuomo MUST fund his $15 minimum wage proposal! Funding is critical to the health, safety and well-being of people with developmental disabilities and it’s the right thing to do for the people who work tirelessly caring for them.

1.      Governor (518) 474 -1041 and press 3 to speak to an assistant

2.      Senate switchboard – (518) 455 – 2800 – and ask for your Senator.  You can find your Senator athttp://www.nysenate.gov/   Urge your Senator to Call the Governor and tell him to fund his $15 minimum wage.

3.      Assembly switchboard (518) 455-4100 – and ask for your Assembly member.  You can find your Assembly member at http://assembly.state.ny.us/   Urge your Assembly member to Call the Governor and tell him to fund his $15 minimum wage.

OR

Click to use the  IAC  website to automatically send emails and  find your local legislators to tell the Governor to fund his minimum wage proposal.
Printed letters can also be generated.  Send letters to:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Once you click the link, click on the box that says “take action”.  If you want printed letters click the circle on the right next to “printed letters” then fill in the sender information.

It is especially important that the Governor hear from Direct Support Professionals, Education staff and other low wageworkers who support people with developmental disabilities

PLEASE TELL GOVERNOR CUOMO NOT TO FORGET US!
STAFF WHO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DESERVE AN INCREASE ALONG WITH THE $15 MINIMUM WAGE!