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Letter of Support for Community Attendants

$13 Dollar Base Wage

 

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To the Texas Legislature;

 

Community Attendants are essential for the integration of people with disabilities and older Texans into every aspect of Texas communities.  Texas is currently experiencing difficulties in recruiting and retaining to meet the needs of the growing disability and aging community. Community Attendants are the backbone of the home and community-based services system.  The vast majority are paid a little over minimum wage $8.00/hour, have no health insurance, do not get vacation or sick days. 

 

The name of your organization believes Community Attendants should be paid no less than $13 an hour and should receive benefits.  We ask that you, the 85th Texas Legislature, assure adequate funding for Community Attendants and that recruiting and retaining Community Attendants be one of your highest funding priorities. 

 

Sincerely,

 

The Supporting Organization