THE BUDGET STALLED LAST NIGHT OVER A NUMBER OF ISSUES INCLUDING THE RESTORATION FOR DD SERVICES. GOOD!!!! IT GIVES US ANOTHER DAY. TODAY TUESDAY CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS & THE GOVERNOR!!!!!
Keep up the pressure. We have been told that when the issue comes up in conference many members speak on our behalf.
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO LET UP ON THE PRESSURE FOR FULL RESTORATION!
There are other competing interests. Yesterday was a virtual roller coaster with reports of no restoration to close to full restoration. With reports that the Governor would not relent to reports that the Senate or the Assembly were ready to cave.
The State can fully restore our $120 million cut.
The message to the legislature is: Keep your promise to your constituents with developmental disabilities and their families and all the employees who work in the programs in your district that will be cut. They are depending on you. Please let us know how our request for restoration of the $120 million cut is unfolding.
The table target for ALL the mental hygiene agencies is only $40 million they MUST DO BETTER AND FIND THE $ for a full restoration. It is NOT your job to tell them where to find the money. Remind them that they included full restoration in their one house bill!
The message to the Governor is to tell him the effect of a cut of this magnitude on the dd system and that it will cripple his agenda for transforming the system.
1. CALL/CONTACT THE GOVERNOR
- Call his NYC Press Office: 212.681.4640
- Go to the Governor’s contact page and tell him to SUPPORT FULL RESTORATION. Tell him that there is the funding!!!! http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
2. CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS ALSO:
Senator Skelos Co-majority leader 518 455-3171
Speaker Silver Assembly Speaker 518-455-3791
Senator Carlucci Senate MH Chair 518-455-2991
Assemblymember Gunther Assembly MH Chair 518-455-5355