Rally and Press Conference on March 11th!

DDAWNY Hosting Rally and Press Conference on March 11th at 11AM in Rochester and at 12:30pm in Buffalo, NY.  DSPs Deserve A Wage Increase Too!!!  We are calling on Governor Cuomo to Provide Funding to Agencies Who Provide Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Rochester Area Event: 3/11, 11:00 AM at Pieters Family Life Center –  1025 Commons Way Rochester, NY 14623

Buffalo Area Event: 3/11, 12:30 PM 2635 Delaware, People Inc (between Hertel and Kenmore), Buffalo, NY

While Governor Cuomo has proposed $350 million in tax cuts for small businesses to reduce the burden of the $15 per hour minimum wage increase, he has yet to propose in his budget funding for nonprofit agencies serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide the increase in minimum wage for their direct support professionals. These highly trained and deeply committed people are the backbone of New York state’s system of community services crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of our citizens with disabilities.  Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) that support individuals with developmental disabilities deserve a wage increase. Their work is important and demanding.  However, local provider agencies (DDAWNY members) cannot afford to pay an increased wage without cuts to services that help to support individuals and their caregivers.Bring Signs!Questions about the event should be directed to:

Wendy McCarthy, Association Manager for DDAWNY

ddawny@ddawny.org

585-794-0408

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