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.

NYS Budget Update

While we did not receive the expected 3.2% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) or the $4,000 Direct Support Wage Enhancement in the
NYS budget, I am incredibly proud of the overwhelming support we demonstrated. Your collective voice in the form of over 37,000
statewide messages sent through the one-click email campaign confirmed our commitment to advocating for the people we support
year after year. Unfortunately, we will only expect to receive a 2.84% COLA, this only strengthens our resolve to keep up this momentum
as we continue our advocacy efforts.

Let our Voice be HEARD

Please urge our state legislators to increase their investment in our workforce, acknowledging their vital role in the lives of those we care for. Your advocacy has always made a substantial impact in Albany. By clicking HERE, you can join us in appealing for a direct support wage enhancement and a 3.2% cost of living adjustment for the forthcoming 2024-2025 budget.

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!

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!

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