This week California will see three rallies to save Lanterman Act services and fund the direct support workforce for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The rallies will take place in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
These rallies will play a critical role in letting our lawmakers know exactly how important it is that they support the budget request from Assemblymembers Holden and Frazier to include an eight percent across-the-board rate increase into our system this year.
This eight percent rate increase will be a down payment towards the implementation of the rate study which came out last month. The study clearly indicated that the system is woefully underfunded, shortchanging more than 330,000 Californians with I/DD and forcing the direct support professionals they depend to choose between the clients they love and finding more lucrative work to support themselves and their families.
To learn more about the need for the eight percent increase and the rallies, visit thelantermancoalition.org
April 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sacramento
For more information view the Sacramento Keep the Promise Rally flyer
April 5, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, San Diego
For more information view the San Diego Keep the Promise Rally flyer
April 5, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Los Angeles
For more information view the Los Angeles Keep the Promise Rally flyer