Dear Friends of Kerr,
We need your help this week to continue to push for the prioritization of an increase in Direct Support Professional (DSP) wages. A crucial hearing for the intellectual and developmental disability budget is occurring with the Joint Ways and Means Committee on Human Services. An overview will occur on March 1, 2023, at 8 a.m., and public testimony will take place on March 2, 2023, at 8 a.m.
The Oregon Resource Association (ORA) has put together a “VoterVoice” campaign that makes it easy to contact the legislators on that committee. PLEASE send a quick email on ORA’s Advocacy page (CLICK HERE). The email is already crafted, so you can just add your contact information and hit send or take a few minutes and add some personalization/agency details/stories to the message. The email (and any additional message you add) will go directly to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services, regardless of constituency.
PLEASE SHARE this call to action broadly via email and social media. The campaign will run NOW through Saturday, March 4, 2023. Don’t delay!
CEO, Albertina Kerr