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9/29/2009 12:00:00 AM

Statewide Advocacy - October Statewide Trend Blitz to Governor - SAMPLE LETTER FOR STAFF

Honorable David A. Paterson
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:

I am writing to implore you to include a trend factor in your FY 2010-11 budget request for OMRDD.

I am employed by a not-for-profit agency funded through the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. I love my job especially since the work I do enables people with developmental disabilities to live in dignity and safety in communities across the State.

However, my job is also incredibly demanding. For the last years a trend factor has enabled agencies like (Affiliate name), which I work for, to give a modest yearly cost of living increase to staff like me. However, the last State budget contained no trend. As expenses have risen, it has become nearly impossible for the (Affiliate name) to provide a very modest cost of living increase.

Again Governor, I implore you to include a trend factor for voluntary providers funded through OMRDD in your budget request to the Legislature.

Sincerely,

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