|1) PEOPLE MATTER Press Conference– Wed, April 8th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2C of the LOB. Join OFCW and allies to demand a budget showing that PEOPLE MATTER in the State of Connecticut! Families, self-advocates, direct care workers, and nonprofit providers are calling for increased funding for human services in the 2016-17 biennial budget. Stopping the devastating cuts isn’t enough! We need significant budget increases so that our loved ones, including more than 2,000 who are on the DDS residential waiting list, can get the services that they need, and caregivers can get the increases they’ve been lacking for 8 years. Connecticut is the wealthiest state in the country, and we must do better for our loved ones and those who care for them! The People Matter press conference will include CT Nonprofits, the Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA), 1199NE/SEIU, NAMI, Arc of CT, and Our Families Can’t Wait! (OFCW).Senator Beth Bye and Representative Jay Case will make opening remarks. Patrick Johnson, Executive Director of CT Nonprofits, will emcee. Speakers will include a family member from OFCW, a self-advocate from Arc of CT, a direct care worker from 1199NE/SEIU, and a provider agency director from CCPA. Following the press conference, we’ll lobby our legislators.|
Please Register for April 8th!