Many thanks to Margaret Raustiala, of The Alliance of Long Island Agencies and COPA, whose member, Janet Koch, Executive Director, Life’s WORC, asked her long time Board Member if he would donate space on his 5000 square foot digital billboard in Times Square to the #bFair2DirectCare Coalition.  Mr. Del Mastro’s answer can be seen below….

As you know, COPA (CP of NYS, DDAWNY, IAC, The Alliance & NYAEMP) had a bill introduced and pass both Houses that would have required OPWDD to study the causes of acute direct support staff shortages in programs supporting people with developmental disabilities. The Governor vetoed the bill but acknowledged that Direct Support staff provide…