Petition on behalf of Texas Community Attendants - Raise It!

Dec 17 2018

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

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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