Now that a few days have passed since Governor Christie signed the FY18 Budget, it’s important that we take the time to recognize and thank those that were so pivotal to our recent victory. No legislator fought harder for the $20 million line item to increase wages for our Direct Support Professionals than Senate President Sweeney. Not only did he ensure funding was added to the Budget, he did everything in his power to protect the funding from a line-item veto. With this in mind, please take a moment this week to call Senate President Sweeney’s district office and thank him for all of his hard work. Obtaining money to increase wages was by no means an easy battle. It’s important that we show our appreciation for those who helped us in our fight.
Chair of the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage