Statewide Keep The Promise Rally Week!

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

Rally Information:

 

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

April Statewide #KeepThePromise Rallies to Save Lanterman Act Services & Fund the Direct Support Workforce for Californians with I/DD

This April will see three rallies across the state in support of the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community. These rallies are an important part of a statewide effort to demand that our lawmakers increase funding to the system of services and supports people with I/DD rely on; a system that is grossly underfunded.

Click on the locations below for informative, shareable flyers and come out to a rally near you!

To learn more about the budgetary issues facing the I/DD community and other ways that you can get involved, visit thelantermancoalition.org.

#KeepThePromise

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.

For the full schedule of rally events, visit theLantermanCoalition.org/rally or download our shareable flyer.

2. Engage Your Legislators:

3. Share:

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