Protests/Rallies in California–Tomorrow! Help support our developmental disabilities system.

9 Dec

We are facing a crisis here in California. Support for the developmental disabilities services system has dwindled, eroded. This year we were pushing for a reinstatement of lost funding levels but lost out in a budget deal. It’s not like funding levels have ever been sufficient, but they are now even lower.

Tomorrow protests will be held to inform our legislators that we need to keep the promise made by the Lanterman Act. If you can attend one, please do so. If you can’t, contact your state legislators and bring this event to their attention.

The message below is taken from an email sent out by The ARC of California.

Help us make Thursday unforgettable and help us all keep the pressure on the policymakers in our state.

WE’RE (STILL) HERE TO SPEAK FOR JUSTICE & KEEP THE LANTERMAN

PROMISE MARCH TO THE CAPITOL; PROTEST ON THE NORTH STEPS
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Gather at Raley Field 9:30 – 10:30 am
March to the Capitol 10:30 – 11:00 am
Meet at North Steps 11:00
Protest North Steps of Capitol 11:00 – 1:00 pm
Protest at Governor’s Mansion 1:00 – 2:00 pm
The developmental services community has endured a decade of rate cuts and freezes. We are a community that is falling apart. The Governor can no longer
ignore us. We need help now!

#KeepthePromise #Speak4Justice

WE’RE (STILL) HERE TO SPEAK FOR JUSTICE & KEEP THE LANTERMAN PROMISE:

Starting at 9:30 am we’ll start meeting at the Raley Field baseball parking lot leaving at 10:30 am for a march to the North Steps of the Capitol. By about 11 am we’ll begin to gather at the capitol for speeches and inspiration. The speakers will begin with Ari Ne’eman founding director of ASAN, will kick off the event, self-advocates, families, and DSPs will be the primary speakers of the rally.
If you can’t make it to Sacramento check out one of these local events:
Berkeley – Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703, 10:30AM-1:30PM. Bring protest signs & loud noise makers!
San Diego – Speaker of the House Assembly Member Toni Atkins office, 1350 Front St., Room 6054, San Diego, CA 92101, 11:00AM.
Bakersfield – LIBERTY BELL on Truxtun AVE at 10:00am,
Lancaster – Desert Haven Enterprises, Inc., 43437 Copeland Circle, Lancaster, 1:30 pm.
Redding -Redding (Protest organized by Sadie Hess from Compass, no details at this time. Contact email: shess@compasscares.com.

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