Strategize. Mobilize. Stop the Cuts.

CP State is joining with IAC and other partners in support of NYDA’s priorities to combat harmful cuts to essential services.

Go to www.cpstate.org/advocacyto send the message to the Governor and local representatives demanding that disability services be fully funded.

Our supporters have sent more than 30,000 messages so far, but our work isn’t done.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Send this link – www.cpstate.org/advocacy – to your parents, staff, self- and other advocates, and ask them to flood the inboxes of their elected officials.

  • Share the link on your social media channels.

  • Ask your supporters to enhance the message with their personal stories of how cuts will affect them.

If you have any questions about the advocacy tool, or need help with messaging or graphics, please contact Bill DeVoe at wdevoe@cpstate.org.

Thank you!

Senator David Carlucci issues statement on cuts

Senator David Carlucci, Chair of the NYS Senate Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Committee, today issued the following statement on the Oct. 1 cuts:

“We need to be proactive, not reactive. If we do not fund nonprofit providers who offer our most vulnerable preventive services, then the future price tag will be far greater on taxpayers. On October 1st, OPWDD is set to slash their reimbursement payments to group homes when individuals go to the hospital, receive therapy or visit their family. The $4 billion in federal funding the State is holding on to could help lessen the blow of these harmful cuts and support our frontline heroes who care for our most vulnerable.”