Advocacy Updates Archive

2016 Talking Points and Meeting Materials

Posted February 9, 2016 By Laura

CDPAANYS has created one-pagers and talking points for 4 of our top legislative priorities for the 2016 Legislative Season. These are digital (PDF) files of the materials that were found in the folders given out at Legislative Day. Please feel free to distribute and print these materials for your reference and to give to legislators […]

2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda

Posted January 27, 2016 By Laura

CDPAANYS 2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is a rapidly growing and integral part of the community based long term supports and services system, different from traditional community-based long term services in that it gives primary control of the everyday operation of the service to the consumer instead of an agency.  […]

Lobby Day – February 8, 2016

Posted January 13, 2016 By Laura

CDPAANYS would like to thank everyone who traveled to Albany to participate in Legislative Day with New York Association on Independent Living. We recognize that many of you were up at 3 AM and traveled from as far away as Buffalo and Long Island to advocate for $15AndFunding ‬and Fair Pay for CDPA. We are now following […]

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO!  The #15AndFunding Campaign is building momentum and we need your support! With over 50 organizations in support, including CDPAANYS, we are showing the broad support of human services and Medicaid sector for increasing the minimum wage for all low-wage workers and for this increase to be fully funded for […]

WHAT: CDPAANYS and NYAIL Joint Legislative Day WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016 WHERE: The Well, Legislative Office Building (LOB), Albany — Please mark your calendars and save the date.  Further details will be forthcoming. Your participation in this fight is critical to its success.

NY State Responds, Promises to Fund Overtime

Posted November 19, 2015 By Laura

In emergency conversations yesterday between CDPAANYS, ADAPT and the Department of Health, it was made clear that that additional money and resources would be made available to fiscal intermediaries whose costs go over the amount already being provided. This means that fiscal intermediaries will not have to worry about consumers allowing their personal assistants to […]

Dear Deputy Secretary Francis, On Monday, November 9, the New York State Department of Health Office of Health Insurance Program, Division of Long Term Care, issued a policy stating that all home care service providers will receive a $0.34 per hour adjustment to their rates to offset overtime costs associated with changes to the Fair […]

Tuesday, November 10 has been designated as the Fight for $15 Day of Action across New York State and nationwide.  Fast food workers will be joined by underpaid workers from human services fields – childcare workers, direct care workers, home care workers and consumer directed personal assistants – as they rally for a living wage. […]

This Friday, November 6, CDPAANYS will be in Rochester and Geneva to discuss how consumers and workers can advocate to increase worker wages and strengthen Consumer Directed Personal Assistance through their advocacy. Consumers and personal assistants from all agencies are welcome to join. We will be at the Regional Center for Independent Living at 497 […]

FLSA Decision: Court Rules In Favor of USDOL

Posted August 24, 2015 By Laura

On Friday morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the federal Department of Labor’s revisions to the “companionship exemption” under the Federal Labor Standards Act. Home Care Association of America v. Weil, (D.C. Circuit, Aug. 21, 1015). Those revisions remove the companionship exemption from federal minimum wage and overtime […]