Call to Action: Continue Outreach: DSPs: Ask Your Senator to Support Funding for DSP Wages in HB 1001
INARF continues to encourage DSPs to reach out to their Senators, and we need your help to spread the word! Please forward this Call to Action to the DPSs in your network:
Thank you to those who have contacted your Senator to advocate for increased wages and benefits! The Senate continues to debate which services will receive additional funding in the Senate version of the budget bill (HB 1001), which will be released on Thursday. REGARDLESS OF IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT A MESSAGE TO YOUR SENATOR OR IF YOU HAVEN'T, WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY AS THEY DECIDE WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SENATE VERSION OF THE BUDGET BILL.
In order to increase your wages and benefits, INARF is asking the State for additional funding for reimbursement rates for providers to be able to pass this funding on to you. However, YOUR SENATORS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY ABOUT WHAT ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO INCREASE YOUR WAGES AND BENEFITS WOULD MEAN TO YOU.
What you can do to help: Contact your Senator today to tell them what an increase in wages and benefits would mean to you and to request their support for our DSP wage funding request to be included in the budget. It only takes a minute to send a message and make your voice heard!
To contact your Senator, simply visit our Call to Action page. If you have questions or need assistance with your legislative outreach, please contact Sarah Chestnut at firstname.lastname@example.org and Phillip Parnell at email@example.com. For more information regarding INARF's DSP Wage funding request, please refer to the INARF DSP Wage Talking Points, which are also available on the INARF website. Thank you in advance for your participation.
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