Media Release - Gov. Cuomo: Don’t Turn the Clock Back on Disability Rights!

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

For Immediate Release ...

Disability Advocates to Cuomo:
Don’t Turn the Clock Back on Disability Rights!

WHAT:

Hundreds of people with disabilities, allies and advocates will rally against the Cuomo Administration’s negligence toward integration of people with disabilities and implementation of its Olmstead plan, a state plan that allows people to live full lives in the community.

Advocates are demanding Cuomo address the home care and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) workforce crisis by ensuring adequate reimbursement and a living wage, mandating accessibility in transportation for services such as Uber, increasing funding to Independent Living Centers, and other measures to promote the full integration and equality of New Yorkers with disabilities.

The Governor has repeatedly stated that New York would be a “safe haven” for all and in an event on women’s health, he assured that he would safeguard women’s health “no matter who tries to roll back the clock.” People with disabilities want to make sure he also does not roll back the clock on disability rights.

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 7th, 1:00 PM

WHERE:

The War Room, 2nd Floor, Capitol

This event is being organized by the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) and the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State (CDPAANYS).

For more information:

Bryan O’Malley: 518-495-2181 (cell)
Lindsay Miller: 646-641-8930 (cell)

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