"The 7 percent cut to In-Home Supportive Services needs to be restored. And the proposed cap on IHSS caregiver hours needs to be lifted. IHSS was cut during the darkest days of the fiscal crisis in order to balance the budget. But the state is running a multibillion dollar surplus through 2017. IHSS funding can and should be restored now!
IHSS caregivers working over 40 hours a week stand to lose as much as 43 percent of their incomes if paid IHSS hours are capped. By denying homecare workers overtime, as offered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, caps on paid hours force caregivers into poverty. To make matters worse, caps disrupt the continuity of care California's most vulnerable rely on to manage mental and physical health challenges. California doesn't need IHSS caps or cuts!"
Today, we're 5,000 strong—caregivers, homecare consumers, and supporters of In-Home Supportive Services—standing strong inside and outside of our Golden State's executive and legislative offices!
We are running out of time to change the Governor's mind. A vote on the state budget is expected . Your voice makes a difference. Help us restore the 7 percent cut to IHSS, and overturn the proposal to cap caregiver hours today:
Call Governor Brown *RIGHT AWAY*: (916) 445-2841
Tell Gov. Brown "NO CAPS! NO CUTS!" right away via email, Facebook, & Twitter: http://everyhrcounts.org/take-
Check-in with us throughout the day by watching live video of our actions in Sacramento: http://new.
Don't wait to support IHSS consumers and providers: Act Now!
Thank you, #EveryHourCounts