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Click to learn more aboutThe Arc New York announcing the success of the Legislative Call-In Day

Governor Hochul – 518-474-8390 – webpage:

  • Assemblyman Brabenec – 518-455-5991 – (Orange)
  • Assemblywoman Gunther – 518-455-5355 – (Sullivan & Orange)
  • Asemblyman Beephan – 518-455-5729 – (Dutchess)
  • Assemblyman Jacobson – 518-455-5762 – (Dutchess & Orange)
  • Assemblyman Maher – 518-455-4807 – (Orange)
  • Senator Rob Rolison – 518-455-2945 – (Dutchess & Orange)
  • Senator James Skoufis – 518-455-3290 – (Orange)
  • Senator Peter Oberacker – 518-455-3131 – (Sullivan)
  • Senator Hinchey – 518-455-2350 – (Dutchess) 

Here is an example of what you can say!

My name is _________________________. I am a _____________ (parent, staff member, self-advocate, family member, board member), constituent, and supporter of New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and of The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, a chapter of The Arc New York.

Within your one-house budget bills, we are calling for:

1. The Inclusion of the full statutory 3.2% COLA. Over the past decade, inflation rose nearly 30%, yet providers of supports and services received only a 10.5% COLA over that same period.

2. The Establishment of a Direct Support Wage Enhancement of $4,000 per eligible employee.

I call on you to fulfill your commitment to New Yorkers with I/DD by supporting these measures.

In her Executive Budget address, Governor Hochul proposed a 1.5% Cost-of-Living Adjustment to voluntary providers, which falls short of correcting years of disinvestment in the field and does not even compensate for this year’s inflation.

Permanent investment in Direct Support Professional salaries is essential to reverse years of under-funding and ensure the sustainability of essential supports and services for New Yorkers with I/DD.

Thank you for the opportunity to address this important issue.

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