TO: Governor Abbott - Lt. Governor Patrick – Speaker Bonnen, Members of the 86th Texas Legislature
SUBJECT: RAI$E IT! Campaign
Community Attendants Deserve It!
1. There is a growing number of people with disabilities and older Texans who want to live in the community;
2. There is a critical shortage of Community Attendants to provide needed home and community based services;
3. The current base wage rate is $8 per hour, no health insurance, sick leave and/or vacation;
We the undersigned support the RAI$E IT! Campaign to raise the base wage rate to $15 per hour and provide benefits for the 300,000 Community Attendants.
HHSC to develop a marketing campaign for the Recruitment and Retention of Community Attendants for all HCBS programs
Passage of a “Community Attendant Bill of Rights”
Pilot projects on innovative ways to R&R Community Attendants
THANK YOU! ADAPT/PACT Community
Name (PRINT): Address City/St Email:
Return this petition to ADAPT of Texas, 1100 S. IH 35 * Austin, TX 78704, Telephone (512) 442-0252 voice or TTY FAX 1-512-906-1166