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Advocacy Updates Archive

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September 2021
  • September 17 - Senate Workforce Hearing, Times Union Exposes Failures for Critical Placements, Federal Advocacy Update Webinar Materials, Federal SSI Hearing, 1st Quarter Financial Plan, Arc US Position Statements
  • September 10 - Senate Workforce Hearing, Regulatory Reform Proposal, HBCS Budget Reconciliation and Federal Update, The Arc US Advocacy Update Webinar, Arc US Position Statements, Key Administrative Appointments, HCBS Call to Action
  • September 3 - The Arc New York to Present Oral Testimony at Senate Workforce Hearing, The Arc US Advocacy Update Webinar, National Disability Voter Registration Week, HCBS Funding: Your Voice
August 2021
  • August 26 - Message from CEO Erik Geizer, Federal District Impact Sheets, Watch Today's Workforce Rally, Federal Advocacy Update
  • August 24 - New Governor Kathleen Hochul will deliver address at 3 p.m., Workforce Rally Thursday, August 26
  • August 20 - The Arc New York Letter to OPWDD on Vaccination/Testing Mandate, Raise our Voices Campaign & Toolkit, MLK Day of Service Grant Deadline Approaching, Virtual Program Library Survey
  • August 13 - White House Roundtable, Letter to Congress, Budget Reconciliation, August Recess, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Gives First Address, MLK Grant Deadline Approaching
  • August 6 - IDEA Funding Advocacy Alert, Senator Gillibrand Meetings, Bill Eliminating Archaic Language Signed, Schenectady Rally Success, 2022 MLK Grant Deadline, The Arc US Position Statements Update, Virtual Program Library Survey
july 2021
  • July 22 - Workforce Advocacy Campaign Toolkit, NYDA and The Arc New York NYDA Response to OPWDD/DOH, ACL 30 Year Retrospective, MLK Grant Opportunities, Upcoming Arc US Webinar
  • July 16 - Urgent: Contact Senator Schumer and Tell Him to Support HCBS, I/DD Workforce Emergency Whitepaper, NYSDOH Releases ARPA Spending Plan, OPWDD 5/1 Residential Cuts Adopted
  • July 8 - Last Chance to Get Your August Recess Swag Box! Share The Arc New York Workforce Advocacy Campaign on Social Media
  • July 1 - Call on your congressional representatives to support the Better Care Better Jobs Act and our DSP Workforce! Advocacy Letter to ACL, The Arc New York 5.07 Comments to OPWDD, The Arc US Call to Action: SSI Asset and Resource Limits
June 2021
  • June 24 - Release of Better Care Better Jobs Act and Update on Infrastructure Plan
  • June 17 - Supporting the Direct Care Workforce Campaign, The Arc US AEI Strategic Planning, Legislation Supported by The Arc New York Passes Senate and Assembly, Representatives Reintroduce SSI Restoration Act
  • June 11 - Supporting the Direct Care Workforce Campaign, Senate Roundtable Video, The Arc US HAA Webinar, CMS Summit - Supporting Adults I/DD and Their Aging Caregivers, NCE Summer Leadership Institute
  • June 7 - Call to Action - OPWDD 5.07 Plan Survey
  • June 3 - Call to Action - Special Education Funding, Workforce Summit, Federal FY 2022 Budget, The Arc US Core Values Survey, Opportunity to Support AbilityOne Program, FFS Quarterly Committee Meeting, DSP Toolkit, Workforce Advocacy
May 2021
  • May 27 - Workforce Summit, Senate Roundtable, Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day Resolution and Bills, NYDA HCBS Proposals, ARPA HCBS Funding Webinar, 300+Organizations Support HCBS, DSP Toolkit, HCBS Access Act Webinar
  • May 21 - Sullivan County Democrat Story, Representatives Introduce Direct CARE Opportunity Act, New Resources to Rally Advocates Around Proposed Disability Funding, OPWDD Regional Forums HCBS Access Act Webinar
  • May 13 - CMS Releases Guidance on State use of ARPA Funds, OPWDD Announces Regional Forums for Statewide Comprehensive Plan, OPWDD Responds to Senator Mannion on Residential Cuts, NYS HERO Act, The HCBS Access Act Webinar, AHRC NYC Symposium
  • May 6 - Call to Action: Special Education Funding, Oppose OPWDD Cuts!, Kirk Lewis on Capitol Pressroom, CMS Webinar on Technology and Integration, AHRC NYC Symposium
April 2021
  • April 29 - Legislative Opposition to Proposed Cuts and Call to Action!, Virtual Autism Action Day TONIGHT, #MedicaidCantWait, NCOA Grant Opportunity for New Benefits Enrollment Centers, HRC NYC Symposium
  • April 23- NYDA Comments & Call to Action on Proposed Cuts, SSI Asset Limit Letter, Sen. Mannion Bill Package, Federal "Skinny" Budget, Willowbrook Lecture Now Available, #MedicaidCantWait, AHRC NYC Symposium, Arc US Fundraising Webinar
  • April 15 - Elimination of "MR" Language from NYS Social Services Law, NYC Fair Virtual Town Halls Next Week, DSP Workforce and COVID-19 Survey Results, CMS Webinar on Direct Support Workforce, Arc US Webinar: Fundraising Events for the Future
  • April 8 - NYS Budget Update, Deadline Approaching to Submit a Session Proposal for National Convention, Last Call to Register for Disability Policy Seminarty Policy Seminar Registration and Update
  • April 1 - NYS Budget Update & Call to Action, President Biden Unveils American Jobs Plan, Deadline Approaching to Submit a Session Proposal for National Convention, Disability Policy Seminar
March 2021
  • March 25 - Call to Action: NYS Budget Advocacy - The Final Stretch, Virtual Rally, Annual Willowbrook Lecture, Disability Policy Seminar
  • March 19 - NYS Senate and Assembly One-house Budget Bills, Call to Action - Virtual Rally, Home and Community Based Services Access Act, Disability Policy Seminar Registration and Update
  • March 11 - American Rescue Plan, Schenectady ARC Virtual Rally Tomorrow! Registration Now Open for the Disability Policy Seminar, Grant Opportunity, Fundraising Resources
  • March 5 - The Arc New York Budget Advocacy Gaining Momentum, Past President of The Arc New York Elected to National Leadership Position, Major Victory for Dedicated Funding for HCBS Services, Registration Open for Disability Policy Seminar, Grant Opportunity, Fundraising Resources
February 2021
  • February 25 - 2021 Budget Update and Advocacy Plan  
  • February 18 - Call to Action - Online Advocacy Campaign, Joint Legislative Policy & Advocacy Forum, Fight for Federal HCBS Funding, Federal Minimum Wage Increase to $15, Opportunity to Present at 2021 NCE Summer Leadership Institute 
  • February 12 - Call to Action - The Arc New York Advocacy Against Budget Cuts, Online Advocacy Campaign, Joint Legislative Budget Hearing, Executive Budget Advocacy Materials, Joint Legislative Policy & Advocacy Forum, Virtual Rally, NPR Coverage of Pandemic Risk and Response for People with I/DD, Opportunity to Present at the 2021 NCE Summer Leadership Institute 
  • February 5  -  The Arc New York Budget Testimony and NYDA Advocacy Materials, Registration Open for Joint Legislative Policy and Advocacy Forum, Biden Administration Extends Pandemic Health Emergency and Funding, Opportunity to Present at the 2021 NCE Summer Leadership Institute  
JANUARY 2021
  • January 28 -  Registration Open for Joint Legislative Policy and Advocacy Forum, Lawmakers Urge Governor to Prioritize 1A Vaccination Group, The Arc US Resources and Opportunities 
  • January 21 - Campaign for Vaccine Priority for New Yorkers With I/DD, Update - 2012-22 New York State Budget, Joint Legislative Budget Hearings, Legislative Policy and Advocacy Forum, The Arc US Resources and Opportunities 
  • January 19 - Preliminary Overview of the 2021-22 Executive Budget
  • January 14 - Campaign for Vaccination Priority for New Yorkers With I/DD, NYDA Letter to Governor Cuomo Concerning DSP Crisis, Developmental Disability Providers File Preliminary Injunction, Highlights from Governor Cuomo's First State of the State Address, Federal Updates from The Arc of the US, Introduction the The Arc of the US Chapter Portal 
  • January 11 - Vaccine Priority for New Yorkers with I/DD, New Committees for Developmental Disabilities in NYS Legislature, Highlights from Governor Cuomo's First State of the State Address 
December 2020 
  • December 21 -  Cuomo Signs Power of Attorney Legislation Championed by NYSARC Trust Services, OPWDD Amendments to Reimbursement Regulations for Day Service Mealtimes, HHS Disperses $24.5 Billion Through Phase 3 of Provider Relief Fund, Comments and Recommendations on Proposed HCBS Waiver Amendments, Save Our Services Phone Campaign 
  • December 7 - Call to Action: Vaccine Prioritization for New Yorkers with I/DD
  • December 3 - Inclusion International's Virtual Family Summit, Save Our Services Zoom Rally, COVID-19 Vaccine - Share Your Story, The Arc of the US National Update, President-Elect Biden's Plan to Support I/DD Services, Calls to Action and Advocacy Resources