1. The Rally:
Join us in Sacramento on April 3, 2019, for the #KeepThePromise Capitol rally to save Lanterman Act services & fund the direct support workforce for Californian’s with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
More than 330,000 Californians with I/DD live in our state – they are our neighbors, classmates, coworkers, family, and friends – however, their support structure has been grossly underfunded and is failing. Direct support staff are quitting the field or working multiple jobs due to low wages, essential programs are closing throughout the state, and individuals are forced to live with inadequate supports or with no support at all.
California’s lawmakers must fund the services and supports people with I/DD rely on to access their civil rights. An 8% increase will provide emergency stabilization which our community desperately needs.
2. Engage Your Legislators:
Visit thelantermancoalition.org’s social media tool kit and share any of our premade social media posts to let your network know that California’s lawmakers must #KeepThePromise to the I/DD community.
4. Stay Involved – #KeepThePromise on Twitter:
Twitter is a social media tool which allows us to communicate directly with each other and our lawmakers.
- If you aren’t already on Twitter visit our social media toolkit to learn how to sign up, and how to use your account for online advocacy
- Follow The Lanterman Coalition’s Twitter account
- when you tweet about the budget remember to use #KeepThePromise so that other budget advocates can find you and share your tweet