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#bFair2DirectCare 2019 Campaign Kicks Off Rallies in State Capitol Tomorrow


DSPs, Self-Advocates, Family Members will be Joined by

State Legislators to Show Support for

130,000 New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities and their DSPs


WHO:   New Yorkers with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities and their family members;

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) – the amazing New Yorkers who provide daily support and care to people with developmental disabilities – often for lower wages than can be earned at fast food restaurants or big box stores;

State Senators and Assemblymembers


WHAT:   Rallies to urge Gov. Cuomo and legislators to fund a living wage for DSPs

Opportunities to talk with self-advocates, family members, DSPs and state legislators about the #bFair2DirectCare campaign, the crucial work and dedication of New York’s DSPs, the current workforce crisis and the need to fund a living wage 


Albany Capitol Rally


WHEN:          Tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 11 AM  


WHERE:        War Room, 2nd Floor, the State Capitol in Albany


                      This rally and press conference will also be live on Facebook:


Poughkeepsie Rally


WHEN:          Tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 10:30 AM-Noon 


WHERE:        Changepoint Church

                       260 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY     


About #bFair2DirectCare Campaign


#bFair2DirectCare is the voice of more than 130,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, who often cannot speak for themselves. #bFair2DirectCare is also the call to action to remind state leaders that direct care not-for-profit agency workers are agents of the state who need a fair rate of pay which is commensurate with their vital support responsibilities. 

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#bFair2DirectCare members include

Alliance of Long Island Agencies (ALIA)

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS)

The Developmental Disability Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY)

Direct Support Professional Alliance of New York State (DSPANYS)

The InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC)

The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation

The Arc of New York

Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS)

Statewide Advocacy Network of New York State (SWAN)



Twitter:           @Fair2DirectCare

Hashtag:         #bFair2DirectCare