Rally for a Budget that Supports Individuals with Disabilities

August 25, 2017

Advocates and nonprofit human service providers rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday, August 23 in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to pass a budget and undo the cuts under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s executive order.

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, one of more than a dozen lawmakers to attend the rally, said lawmakers from both sides will make funding for nonprofits a priority.

He also said the frequent advocacy by service providers and family members of those with disabilities have made the issue one that has broad bipartisan support.

“When we talk about governmental core services, intellectual disabilities must rise to the top,” he said. “That is a commitment the state must make. It is a commitment we must do.”

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