ADVOCATING FOR INCREASED WAGES FOR DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS 

Help us support our Direct Professional Support Professionals by contacting your legislators and other key government officials, including our Governor, and advocate for increased wages. We encourage you to write and personalize a letter on how important these employees are to you and/or your loved one.

 

SAMPLE ADVOCACY LETTER

Dear (insert name),

Thank you for taking action to flatten the curve of the coronavirus and protect our citizens. Direct Care Professionals are essential for thousands of people who rely on them for daily care and they cannot work remotely and cannot stay home. While they do not operate in hospital settings, they care for high-risk individuals in group homes or other community settings. They dedicated and put themselves at risk daily by serving on the frontlines of this crisis. As you look at the resources to the current public health crisis, please consider the importance and needs of direct care workers.  I am asking for relief from the State of Michigan to deal with the very real impacts coronavirus is having on this industry and in compromising the ability to provide care. Without these steps and relief, this critical sector of our healthcare system is in severe jeopardy.  Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

(Your Name)

PHONE THE GOVERNOR

     PHONE: 517-373-3400

     FAX: 517-335-6863

     PHONE: 517-335-7858

      (Constituent Services)  

MAIL THE GOVERNOR

    Governor Whitmer  

     P.O. Box 30013  

     Lansing, Michigan 48909

CONTACT INFORMATION