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9/29/2009 12:00:00 AM

Statewide Advocacy - October Statewide Trend Blitz to Governor - INFORMATION


CP of NYS in collaboration with the other statewide and regional provider and advocacy associations is participating in a joint campaign to convince Governor Paterson to include a trend factor and additional funding for development in the OMRDD portion of his Executive Budget proposal for 2010-11. The blitz will focus on the first two weeks of October.  However this is a big initiative and Affiliates that haven't reached their targets should continue with the effort and conclude by the end of the October.

The advocacy campaign will utilize letters, phone calls and in some cases e-mails to the Governor from family members and staff.    TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE VOLUME OF CALLS AND LETTERS MUST BE MASSIVE!  Therefore, we are asking each agency to ensure that a MINIMUM of 10% of  the staff and families of individuals receiving OMRDD funded services, either write or call the Governor to urge him to include a trend factor and additional funding for development in the OMRDD portion of his Executive Budget for 2010-11.

WHEN:  The Campaign will take place during the first two weeks of October.  However, if your 10% target has not been met it is important to keep up the     effort until the target is met.

WHO:  Family members (including parents, siblings and relatives) and staff members.

WHATWRITE and/or CALL Governor David Paterson.

WRITE the Governor - Use or modify the attached letters - one for staff, the other for parents/ family members - or write your own.


CALL the Governor - Use the attached sample scripts –one for family members and one for staff - or your own taking points. 

 Participating Associations include CP of NYS; NYSARC; IAC; NYSACRA;NYSRA; The Alliance of Long Island Agencies; Catholic Charities; Parents in Support of Direct Support Professionals; DDAWNY.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation!


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For further information on this issue, contact:

Barbara Crosier

Vice President, Government Relations

Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS

90 State Street, Suite 929

Albany, New York 12207

Phone:  (518) 436-0178

Cell:  (518) 424-3198

Fax:  (518) 436-8619

E-mail:  [email protected]

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