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Getting Involved – You Can Help!
Educating policy makers and elected officials concerning the mission of The Arc is essential at this time. You can help by taking action!
As a person with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities, speaking up for yourself and participating in decisions that effect all people with I/DD is critical to advancing the mission of The Arc/Morris.
For more information concerning Morris County’s Unity Club, a self-advocacy group supported by The Arc/Morris,
ALLIANCE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES ACTION ALERT!
The Coalition for a DSP living Wage is focused on letting the members of the Budget Committees of the NJ Senate and Assembly hear the need for funding of raises for all DSPs. The Coalition is asking YOU to ask your staff members, self-advocates and families to meet with members of the budget committees of both legislative houses. Ask them to make appointments to visit the budget committee members and share their stories with them. Please identify committee members that are near where you provide programs, or in which the people that you support and their families reside. Below you will find talking points that can be used to shape the message, but all are asked to make the story their own. DSPs can talk about what they do, why they do it and what makes continuing to do it difficult. Self-advocates and families can talk about how important a consistent staff is to their success and well-being. You will also find below is a list of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees members. Their contact information and addresses are available by clicking on the name of the legislator while holding down the control button of your keyboard.
If you would like assistance with making appointments, briefing the representatives of your organization who will make the visits, or other details, contact Donna at ABCD (firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-581-8375). Myself, Donna, or Cathy Chin will be happy to assist. Thanks for your assistance with this action!
Coalition for a DSP Living Wage Budget Talking Points
Contact Budget Committee members to make an appointment:
To make an appointment with a member of a budget committee click on the name of the legislator while holding down the control (Ctrl) button on your key board. The contact information for the legislator will become available. Call the office and request to meet with the legislator.
Senate Budget Committee Members
Assembly Budget Committee Members
Dan Keating, PhD