The Disability Action Center was represented at the 2018 Advocacy Day hosted by the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports on April 23.
Systems Change Advocates Talmadge House, Michael Brady and Dan Murphy represented DAC at the daylong event, which included morning presentations at the Sheraton Grand Hotel’s Magnolia Room in Sacramento and was followed by personal visits to state assembly and senators’ offices to meet with staff inside the capitol building.
CCLTSS is seeking investments in long term services and supports including $3 million in one-time funds to collect and analyze LTSS needs of Californians.
Their IHSS budget proposal includes $300 million ongoing, to officially rescind
the 7 percent service hour cut now backfilled by the MCO tax, which is uncertain to continue.
Advocates also sought to increase economic security for senior nutrition programs and to raise SSI/SSP payments by $100 per recipient.
Over 150 advocates throughout the state attended Advocacy Day 2018.