Here’s How You Can Take Action
- Over 30,000 NJ residents with I/DD rely on DSPs to live in communities, but low wages are causing severe shortage of these essential workers. NJ must invest in DSP #LivingWage, starting with $1.25 p/h increase in FY19 @PaulASarlo @NJSenatePres @tomkean @NJDHS #payfair4directcare
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May 22 for Senate Budget Hearing and June 21 for Advocacy Day!
Commissioner Johnson is scheduled to testify before the Senate Budget Committee on May 22, so please join us in the audience! A strong showing at the State House will illustrate the importance of this issue to the Commissioner, legislators and decision-makers!
Tuesday, May 22 at 2 pm | Senate Budget Committee, Room 4 in the State House Annex 125 West State Street, Trenton
On June 21, the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage will have its ‘Advocacy Day’ at the NJ State House. Join us during the final days of budget negotiations to tell legislators that they must include funding in FY2019 to raise DSP wages by $1.25 per hour. More details to come, but save the date in the meantime!
Thursday, June 21 10:00am—2:00pm | Coalition for a DSP Living Wage Advocacy Day
Committee Room 1 in State House Annex, 125 West State Street, Trenton
Direct Support Professionals in NJ Deserve a Living Wage Video
The Coalition for a DSP Living Wage recently completed a video that highlights the important relationship between a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their DSP. Watch it above and make sure to share it on social media!
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The Coalition for a DSP Living Wage is constantly sending out updates with all the latest news and info via our Twitter page . If you don’t already, please be sure to follow our page. Doing so will help spread our #PayFair4DirectCare message.