Federal and State legislators continuously introduce, amend, and change the laws and regulations that directly impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the agencies that provide community-based services.

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What can NJACP members do TODAY to #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity?

Please join us to support $69 million in the FY23 Budget for an 8.5% residential rate increase!

Amplify our message on social media TODAY!!

Use Twitter to send targeted messages to the following members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly!

Please send the following message on your social media accounts! The Twitter addresses for the targeted lawmakers are below.


Senate President Nick Suctari @senpresscutari

Senate Majority Leader Lou Greenwwald @SenMTeresaRuiz

Senate Budget Chairperson Paul Sarlo @PaulASarlo

Senate Minority Leader Steven Oroho @stevenoroho

Senate Minority Budget Officer Senator Declan O’Scanlon @declanoscanlon

Senator Anthony Bucco @tonybucco


Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin @SpeakerCoughlin

Assembly Budget Chairperson Eliana Pintor Marin @Aswpintormarin

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald @LouGreenwald

If possible, please also include NJACP’s social media. For Twitter the address is @njproviders.

Messaging points for Twitter/social media:

1. #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity for the IDD community includes $69 million in the FY23 budget for residential rates to maintain programs and homes for those with disabilities.

2. Disability providers kept people safe during the pandemic but now are struggling with inflation and no rate increase since 2014 #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity and include $69million for a residential rate increase in the FY23 budget.

3. Families need to know their services will be there when needed. Help IDD providers make this a reality and include $69million in the FY23 for residential rates and #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity!

4. IDD services are threatened for agencies struggling with inflation & the ongoing pandemic due to NO RATE INCREASE since 2014! Raise residential rates 8.5% with $69million in FY23 and #Keepthelightsonforthe IDDcommunity for the IDD Community.

5. The pandemic is NOT over for the IDD Community! Don’t let runaway inflation reduce availability of services for families. #KeepthelightsOnfortheIDDcommunity by including $69million in FY23 for residential rates.

6. A $69 million investment in IDD services in the FY23 Budget will help ensure families and individuals have access to the disability services they need.

If, in your message, you are able to link one or both of the following documents, then please do so. There are only so many characters and the message itself is most important!!!

· Budget Chart

· Budget Bulleted Statement