We are stronger together!
Advocacy is an essential part of our culture at The Arc Westchester. It is important not only to the people who receive services from us, but also their parents, support staff and the community at large. We are all concerned about getting the best services that are properly funded, and supported by staff who are respected and earn a living wage. Parents want to be sure that their family members have a vibrant future and are treated fairly and compassionately. None of this happens without a tremendous advocacy effort from all of us.
An Informed Advocate is a Strong Advocate
Click on the links below to get started being a strong advocate. Please share on social media and with friends, family, and colleagues throughout New York State. We cannot thank you enough for being a part of our collective voice and our strength.
Let our Voice be HEARD.
We are very disappointed regarding today’s release of the 2024 Executive Budget. The needs of people with developmental disabilities continue to rise and support for them has never been higher. This budget includes NO additional investment and a much SMALLER COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) than had previously been promised.
As we look to strategize our efforts going forward, we encourage you to continue participating in our one-click campaign!
Use the Arc New York’s Advocacy Toolkit!
To support your advocacy efforts, The Arc New York has created an updated resource package, including shareable information sheets and talking points. If you have not done so already, please be sure to schedule your virtual appointments with Senators and Assemblymembers as soon as possible to take full advantage of the budget negotiation timeline.
Make your voice heard with the Arc New York Advocacy Center!
Join The Arc of New York to help build a larger, stronger movement of people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies to advocate for the full inclusion and civil rights of all people. Take action now!
With one click, you can make your voice heard!
Tell your representatives to support historic investments for people I/DD and Direct Support Professionals by supporting the Executive Budget proposals from Governor Hochul! The budget includes changes such as a 5.4% cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA), staff bonuses, and an 11% COLA for special education.
Your message will reach both the Governor and the NYS Legislature!
Full List of your Representatives!
Stay up today on who represents you at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government. Along with links to their websites, contact information, social media handles, and which committees they are apart of!
Headlines and News from The Arc NY!
Check out the latest headlines and news from The Arc New York. Includes updates regarding: COVID-19, NYS Legislature, Advocacy Initiatives, and more!