CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT 3 FOR 5! (See information on 3for5 below)
As an affiliate of CP of New York State- QCP is working together with all the provider associations in NY State and with the newly formed New York Disability Advocates group (NYDA) on the #3for5 campaign to invest/increase rates by 3% a year for the next five years.
We continue to meet with the Governor’s staff, Senate and Assembly. The Senate & Assembly one-House budget proposals will be released next week. We are currently hearing that the Senate will not include any 3for5 funding in their one-House budget. The Assembly seems more supportive but that is no guarantee that there will be funding or that it will be on the priority list for items necessary to conclude budget negotiations by April 1st. Additionally, we are still waiting on the MRT II final proposals/cuts and the Governor has asked the State Comptroller to revise revenue projections due to the Corona virus. All of which will provide further excuses why there is no funding.
Therefore, It is extremely important that EVERYONE CALL &/OR WITE YOUR SENATOR AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER ASAP TO URGE THEM TO INCLUDE 3FOR5 FUNDING IN THE 2020-2021 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET!
CALL & WRITE YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS TO
WHO: New York Disability Advocates, as members of the 3for5 Campaign, are calling upon the NYS Senate, Assembly and the Governor to commit to an annual investment of 3% for the next five years in systems that comprise New York’s human services sector including agencies that support people with disabilities.
WHY: For more than a decade, (with the exception of a 0.2% COLA) New York’s human services sector has not received the annual cost of living adjustments in the State Budget. Many programs, supports and services are at or near a crisis level. The fiscal sustainability of some providers is in jeopardy.
WHEN: The Assembly and Senate will soon release their one-house budget measures and the 3for5Campaign is calling upon legislators to the support a 3% increase annually for 5 years.
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Over the next two weeks, advocacy is key! Therefore, CALL & write your Senator and Assemblymember AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT 3FOR5!
Below are talking points for phone calls and a letter to send to your local Legislators.
Please call the Assembly Switchboard at 518-455-4100 and ask to be connected with your Assemblymember’s Office.
If you don’t know who your Assemblymember is, go to: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/
Please call the Senate Switchboard at 518-455-2800 and ask to be connected to your Senator’s Office.
If you don’t know who your Senator is, go to: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators-committees or https://www.nysenate.gov/registration/nojs/form/start/findmy-senator