Advocacy Toolkit for FY 2021/22 Budget Advocacy

In his budget proposal for the 2021/22 Fiscal Year, Governor Wolf once again did not include any funding to increase rates for Intellectual Disability/Autism providers or raise wages for Direct Support Professionals, despite proposing an 11% increase overall in the budget.
 
Individuals with ID/A, their families, and the DSPs who support them have been struggling because of chronic under funding of the ID/A system for years and continue to struggle with the added burden of the pandemic. 

Call To Action: Click Here to Send a Message to Governor Wolf
Click Here to Ask Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor the LEVEL UP for ID/A Bill

Advocacy Tools:
PAR Advocacy Video Guidelines

  • PAR is asking our provider members to gather 30-60 second videos from your DSPs, individuals, and family members talking about how the pandemic and Governor Wolf’s lack of investment is impacting them. Our elected officials need to hear how their budget decisions are impacting their constituents across Pennsylvania!
  • Please visit the PAR Telling Our Story webpage to see and hear stories from other advocates
     

 

 



     

FY 21/22 PAR Budget Ask

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