at San Jose City Hall Plaza
Friday, June 19, 2015
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
San Jose City Hall Plaza
200 East Santa Clara Street
People with Developmental Disabilities Call on Governor Brown to Keep The Promise. Advocates Hold Statewide Rallies and Virtual Vigil Until Governor Brown Signs A Budget That Provides Desperately Needed Funding Increases.
Basic support services for people with disabilities like autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy have received just one rate increase of 3% this century – while the cost of living has risen by 30%! This gross underfunding is causing desperately needed programs like transportation, job coaching and residential housing to shut their doors, putting people with developmental disabilities at risk.
Keep The Promise Multi-Site & Virtual Rallies will be taking place this week. We need people to show up this Friday, June 19th in San Jose with the goal of sending a message to Governor Brown that he needs to hear our concerns. The Rally will be led by our biggest champion in Sacramento, Senator Jim Beall. Senator Beall will lead a collation of people who will voice their concerns about what is needed for the developmental disabilities services system.
The California Legislature has approved a modest increase in funds for the developmental services system but Governor Brown can still veto it. Programs are in crisis and closing at record numbers. The Bleeding needs to stop.
We need people to show up in large numbers this Friday and be part of “Keep The Promise” Rallies. Advocates like you will be making noise around the state this week. So the questions is: Will you stand silently and see what success we’ve had be ripped away? Or will you join us and demand that our Governor support our system.
Tell Governor Brown: “Support the Budget and reform proposals for developmental services!”
Keep The Promise Rallies will be taking place at the following locations:
New! San Jose
New! San Francisco
New! Los Angeles (2 rallies)