bFair2DirectCare

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#bFair2DirectCare Update:

Here’s how you can make a difference. Share your concerns with the governor by:

Email: Visit ahrc.convio.net/bfair to access a templated letter that can be updated and sent to the governor.

Take Action Today!

Telephone: Call the governor at 518.474.8390:
“My name is _________________. I’m a (parent, brother, etc.) of a person with a developmental disability. I am calling because I believe that direct support professionals deserve a fair, living wage. I am reaching out to advocate as part of the #bFair2DirectCare campaign and request additional funding be allocated for this crucial position.”

Social Media Advocacy
Facebook/Twitter: Feel free to share and re-post our messages.
Social Media Toolkit: Interested in posting more frequently? Feel free to use messages and images from the #bFair2DirectCare toolkit. Thank you for your consideration.

#bFair2DirectCare Update:

Here’s how you can make a difference. Share your concerns with the governor by:

Email: Visit ahrc.convio.net/DSPFUNDING to access a templated letter that can be updated and sent to the governor.

Take Action Today!

Telephone: Call the governor at 518.474.8390:
“My name is _________________. I’m a concerned (direct support professional, nurse, etc.) who supports people with developmental disabilities. I am calling because I believe that direct support professionals deserve a fair, living wage. I am reaching out to advocate as part of the #bFair2DirectCare campaign and request additional funding be allocated for this crucial position.”

Social Media Advocacy
Facebook/Twitter: Feel free to share and re-post our messages.
Social Media Toolkit: Interested in posting more frequently? Included below are draft Facebook posts and tweets to help raise awareness of bFair2DirectCare on social media. Please feel free to personalize and remember to tag Gov. Cuomo — @GovernorAndrewCuomo on Facebook and @NYGovCuomo on Twitter. Also, please include @bFair2DirectCare in all Facebook posts, as well as @Fair2DirectCare and/ or #bFair2DirectCare in all tweets. Looking fore more? Check out messages and images from the #bFair2DirectCare toolkit.

Draft Facebook Posts
The developmental disabilities community is in the midst of a crisis & it’s only getting worse. New York State must address this crisis by providing adequate & sustainable funding so that direct support professionals can finally earn a living wage. Follow @bFair2DirectCare to show your support.We’re standing up for direct support professionals (DSPs) & the critical work they do by joining the @BFair2DirectCare coalition in their fight towards a living wage for DSPs! Learn more: http://www.bfair2directcare.com/SPEAK UP for direct care workers & the individuals with developmental disabilities they support.Learn how you can get involved in the @bFair2DirectCare campaign by visiting http://www.bfair2directcare.com/get-involved.Despite the high demands of the job, direct care workers earn astonishingly low wages- even less than people make at fast-food restaurants and big-box stores. It’s time for New York State to @bFair2DirectCare & give direct care workers a living wage.

Draft Tweets

The developmental disabilities community is in the midst of a crisis & it’s only getting worse. NY must address this by providing adequate funding for direct care workers to earn a #livingwage. Follow @Fair2DirectCare to show your support. #bFair2DirectCareWe’re standing up for direct support professionals & the critical work they do by joining the @Fair2DirectCare coalition in their fight towards a #livingwage for DSPs! Learn more:
http://www.bfair2directcare.com/ #bFair2DirectCareSPEAK UP for direct care workers & the individuals with developmental disabilities they support. Learn how you can get involved in the @Fair2DirectCare campaign by visiting http://www.bfair2directcare.com/get-involved. #bFair2DirectCare
Despite the high demands of the job, direct care workers earn astonishingly low wages- even less than people make at fast-food restaurants and big-box stores. It’s time for #NewYork to #bFair2DirectCare & give direct care workers a living wage.
Direct support workers do more than the minimum, they DESERVE to make more than the minimum! Follow @Fair2DirectCare to show your support! #bFair2DirectCare

#bFair2DirectCare Update:

Here’s how you can make a difference. Share your concerns with the governor by:

Email: Visit this page to access a templated letter that can be updated and sent to the governor.

Take Action Today!

Telephone: Call the governor at 518.474.8390:
“My name is _________________. I’m a concerned (administrator, nurse, etc.) who supports people with developmental disabilities.I am calling because I believe that direct support professionals deserve a fair, living wage. I am reaching out to advocate as part of the #bFair2DirectCare campaign and request additional funding be allocated for this crucial position.”

Social Media Advocacy
Facebook/Twitter: Feel free to share and re-post our messages.
Social Media Toolkit: Interested in posting more frequently? Included below are draft Facebook posts and tweets to help raise awareness of bFair2DirectCare on social media. Please feel free to personalize and remember to tag Gov. Cuomo — @GovernorAndrewCuomo on Facebook and @NYGovCuomo on Twitter. Also, please include @bFair2DirectCare in all Facebook posts, as well as @Fair2DirectCare and/ or #bFair2DirectCare in all tweets. Looking fore more? Check out messages and images from the #bFair2DirectCare toolkit.

Draft Facebook Posts
The developmental disabilities community is in the midst of a crisis & it’s only getting worse. New York State must address this crisis by providing adequate & sustainable funding so that direct support professionals can finally earn a living wage. Follow @bFair2DirectCare to show your support.

We’re standing up for direct support professionals (DSPs) & the critical work they do by joining the @BFair2DirectCare coalition in their fight towards a living wage for DSPs! Learn more: http://www.bfair2directcare.com/

SPEAK UP for direct care workers & the individuals with developmental disabilities they support. Learn how you can get involved in the @bFair2DirectCare campaign by visiting http://www.bfair2directcare.com/get-involved.

Despite the high demands of the job, direct care workers earn astonishingly low wages- even less than people make at fast-food restaurants and big-box stores. It’s time for New York State to @bFair2DirectCare & give direct care workers a living wage.


Draft Tweets

The developmental disabilities community is in the midst of a crisis & it’s only getting worse. NYmust address this by providing adequate funding for direct care workers to earn a #livingwage. Follow @Fair2DirectCare to show your support. #bFair2DirectCare

We’re standing up for direct support professionals & the critical work they do by joining the @Fair2DirectCare coalition in their fight towards a #livingwage for DSPs! Learn more:
http://www.bfair2directcare.com/ #bFair2DirectCare

SPEAK UP for direct care workers & the individuals with developmental disabilities they support. Learn how you can get involved in the @Fair2DirectCare campaign by visiting http://www.bfair2directcare.com/get-involved. #bFair2DirectCare

Despite the high demands of the job, direct care workers earn astonishingly low wages- even less than people make at fast-food restaurants and big-box stores. It’s time for #NewYork to #bFair2DirectCare & give direct care workers a living wage.

Direct support workers do more than the minimum, they DESERVE to make more than the minimum! Follow @Fair2DirectCare to show your support! #bFair2DirectCare