The New York State constitution made a promise to care for those who cannot care for themselves. For New Yorkers with developmental disabilities that promise was affirmed in the Willowbrook Consent Decree signed by Governor Hugh Carey in 1975, requiring the State to move people with disabilities from institutions into appropriate community settings.
Ongoing budget problems leave us in danger of breaking our promise to care for New Yorkers who need our help. New York is better than that. We’re asking Governor Andrew Cuomo not to propose or support further cuts in our ability to keep New York’s promise.
Budget cuts to supports and services affect real people – real New Yorkers – including people with developmental disabilities and those who provide their supports and services.
Please tell the Governor to KEEP THE PROMISE TO THE MOST VULNERABLE NEW YORKERS!
Honor the Promise!Read the petition