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Support the Important Work of Direct Support Professionals!


Senator David Carlucci and Assembly Member Aileen Gunther are each circulating a letter to their colleagues, inviting them to sign a letter in support of #bFair2DirectCare, and asking that funding for a living wage for DSPs be included in the enacted NYS budget. 

Please take two minutes before the end of the day TOMORROW (2/14/19) to call your Senator and Assembly Member to ask them to contact Senator Carlucci’s or Assembly Member Gunther’s office (whichever is applicable) to “sign on” to their letter of support for #bFair2DirectCare dollars in this year’s budget. 

Click here to find your NYS Senate and Assembly Members.  


Nonprofits and coalitions across the State are coming together to demand better wages for the human services workforce – 80% of whom are women! Governor Cuomo has built his platform pushing for women’s equality yet has failed to make the necessary investments in non-profit human service organizations who employ mostly women. 

Women in non-profit human services organizations: Please sign-on to this letter asking the Governor to fulfill his promise on delivering for women across New York by investing in non-profit human services organizations! 

We know how dedicated you are to your work and want to ensure the Governor sees the true impact of this workforce. Each and every sign-on makes a difference by showing the Governor that women in human services are united on this issue.


New York City Billboard Rally: Join as we rally in front of the #bFair2DirectCare billboard and call on Governor Cuomo to give DSPs the living wage they deserve! 

  • Date: Thursday, February 14th
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
  • Location: Duffy Square, Between 45th and 47th streets and 7th Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan

Syracuse Rally

  • Date: Friday, February 22
  • Time: 10:00am 
  • Location: Memorial Hall inside the War Memorial at OnCenter, 515 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 

Rochester Rally

  • Date: Friday, March 8th 
  • Time: 11:30am 
  • Location: The Pieters Family Life Center, 1025 Commons Way, Rochester, NY

Stay tuned for additional events and rallies being planned across New York State. If your organization is interested in organizing a #bFair2DirectCare rally or event, please contact Stuart Allen at Source: #bFair2DirectCare