The time to influence the 2017-18 budget is growing short. Within the next few days the State Senate and the Assembly will submit their proposed budgets. After that it's a matter of reconciling those budgets with Gov. Cuomo's.
This means there's only a couple weeks left to get the $45 million needed for Direct Support Professionals in the budget for the next fiscal year. Please help us by contacting the governor directly. Write the governor at The Honorable Andrew H. Cuomo, NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, 12224, call him at (518) 474 8390, or contact him through his website, https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form.
Our DSPs do incredible things every day. They deserve every letter, every email and every call.
In case you've forgotten why we're fighting so hard, watch this short video.