Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage: We are grateful to everyone who participated in our advocacy activities and events throughout the fiscal year. Your dedication ... Read more
On June 21, the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage was at the State House for an Advocacy Day to ensure the $20 million appropriation for DSPs remains in the final FY2019 Budget! The day included families, self-advocates and community provider organizations and was another opportunity to put this issue at the forefront for legislators. Dressed in our lime green Coalition t-shirts, representatives flooded the State House and spoke to Senators and Assembly members about the critical importance ... Read more
Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage: Thanks to your advocacy efforts, the NJ Legislature passed its budget last night with $20 million in increased funding for Direct Support Professionals. Although the Coalition advocated solely for funds to go through the Department of Human Services, the Legislature ultimately decided to include the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the appropriation. However, unlike last year, the Coalition ... Read more
In May, NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson will be testifying before the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees. Please join us in the audience on one or both of the dates noted below, so that we can show a large unified presence in support of a living wage for DSPs, starting with securing funds in the FY2019 budget to increase wages by a $1.25. #PayFair4DirectCare Here are the details:
Tuesday, May 8th at 10 ...
Barb is a dedicated self-advocate who works at Disability Rights NJ & serves as a member of @NJDSPCoalition Steering Committee. Thank you, Barb, for explaining why #NJ must #PayFair4DirectCare NOW @GovMurphy @NJSenatePres @SpeakerCoughlin @tomkean @JonBramnick @PaulASarlo Read more