LOBBY DAY 2.27.19

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Below are photos taken during 2019 COPA (Coalition of Provider Agencies) Lobby Day. Advocates Boyd Brown (Self Starters-President) and Oscar Segal (Strong Island Voices-Vice President) attended to advocate for vital legislation which impacts service recipients, staff and programs.

This year CFS advocated for a COLA, cost of living adjustment for all staff and of course, a fair living wage for our DSP’s. The Be Fair to Direct Care campaign has been successful in securing vital increases in the past, and we continue to support those increases for staff stabilization and reduction in turnover.

Our NY legislators, senators, congresspersons and assemblyman met with the CFS team at the Legislative Office Building and Capital Building. The legislators were very impressed with both Boyd and Oscar, and they were very commanding in expressing their points.