Dear ADAPT community, State leaders, and our allies: We are grateful and excited to announce that we have the backing of the NYS Senate in our #SaveNYSHomeCare campaign, as they included in their one-house budget the Repeal & Restore bill (S.5028A) to repeal the stricter home care eligibility requirements in order to save home careContinue reading “An Update on the #SaveNYSHomeCare Campaign”
Re: 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health February 8th, 2022 These comments are submitted on behalf of Downstate New York ADAPT, a chapter of the nation’s largest grassroots, non-hierarchical community of disabled people that fight for the right to live and fully participate in the community. We are not a provider organization, we are a coalition ofContinue reading “DNY ADAPT’s Official 2022-23 Budget Position Statement”
March 22nd, 2021 In response to the Senate and the Assembly’s proposed 2021 New York State Budget, Downstate New York (DNY) ADAPT releases the following position statement. As we have previously submitted in written testimony to the Budget Hearings, DNY ADAPT supports the inclusion of A.226 Medicaid Global Cap repealer, S.5374/A.6329 Fair Wages bill, andContinue reading “DNY ADAPT 2021 NYS Budget Position Statement”
Good news! Our efforts have paid off — Bills A. 5367 and S. 5028 will repeal the harmful eligibility criteria introduced for New York State home care programs. Now we need to get it to pass. We call on the State, the Dept of Health, the Legislature, and the public to do the right thingContinue reading “Our Save Home Care Campaign is Live!”
Downstate NY ADAPT denounces the events on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. When marginalized communities peacefully protest at the Capitol, it results in police violence against black folks, disabled folks being dragged out of their wheelchairs, and multiple arrests. The non-reactive nature of law enforcement when white nationalists violently stormed the Capital wasContinue reading “DNY ADAPT Statement on Events of Jan 6th 2021”
As many of you may know, Governor Cuomo’s team implemented new criteria for home care in the recent Health Budget Law. This change will dramatically restrict criteria, resulting in people either being denied home care services and being stuck in the community without care, or forced into an institution. The new requirement is that youContinue reading “We want YOUR STORY in our media campaign. Are you “disabled enough” for NYS’ new criteria?”
As many of you may know, Governor Cuomo’s team implemented new criteria for home care in the recent Health Budget Law. This change will dramatically restrict criteria, resulting in people either being denied home care services and being stuck in the community without care, or forced into an institution. We have been meeting with StateContinue reading “How YOU Can Help Us Stop Cuomo from Changing Eligibility Criteria for Home Care”
NATIONAL ACTION: A small group that is comfortable with traveling/COVID risk will be on the ground in DC this week. They are planning a demonstration to bring attention to the fact that our people are dying in institutions. Therefore, we are fighting to get included in the Covid relief bill: 1. Relief for our workers 2. Funding/emphasis onContinue reading “NATIONAL ADAPT ACTION: We need YOUR support”
Last week we had a very successful Twitter Storm — thank you to all of those that participated! On the anniversary of the closing of Willowbrook, we want to continue the conversation by hosting another Twitter Storm to urge members of the health committees to reevaluate a bill that may send many of us into institutions or inContinue reading “#SAVECDPA TWITTER STORM Pt2: 9/17 @ 5:30PM”
September 14 , 2020 To the Health Committees of the NYS Senate and Assembly: The Downstate New York Chapter of ADAPT has grave concerns regarding the recent Health Budget Law (S. 7506-B; A. 9506-B). We are writing not only to make you aware of our members’ concerns, but to request a meeting on Zoom with Senator Rivera,Continue reading “DNY ADAPT’s Official Commentary to NYS Health Committees”
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