CDPA rally
Join Consumer Directed Action of NYS (CDANY) and the New York Association on Independent Living
for a day of action to oppose the proposed New York State 2024-25 budget cuts to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPAP) program.

Quick background

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul, in her 2024-25 budget amendments, proposed draconian changes to CDPAP.

The changes “would drastically reduce the number of agencies providing service so severely it could potentially eliminate fee-for-service CDPA in New York City,” CDANY writes in a statement, “cut eligibility to over 100,000 children, seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, adults with severe developmental and neurological disabilities, people with traumatic brain injury, and those who are unable to communicate because they are nonverbal or face language barriers; impose a 12% pay cut on workers, bringing compensation in New York City to the lowest levels since 2018; and corrode the basic tenets of self-direction.”

However, in good news, both the Senate and Assembly have rejected the governor’s cuts in their one house budget proposals.

Read all about Hochul’s proposed changes here.

Rally details
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 11 a.m.

Where: Herbie’s Burgers (formerly McDonald’s) in the Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany

Lunch vouchers will be provided!

Register here

You can also apply for a travel scholarship, here.

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