we are here at 11th and Congress in downtown Austin for an all night vigil. The state budget bills have ignored the call to raise attendant wages from $8 an hour to $13. Despite the fact fast food workers grocery baggers and gas station workers make more Texas thinks it’s unnecessary to raise the wages of these critical workers. To see a video on this issue click here
The state is completely defunding the relocation services that help people in nursing homes move back into their own homes.
The state is also completely defunding In-Home and Family Support program, on of the most cost effective ones we have. People on that program will just be out of luck.
The state is doing nothing about the over 100,000 people on waiting lists for community services. Some of these folks have been waiting over a decade and now can just wait 2 more years.
Earlier we held a funeral in the Rotunda of the Capitol and a funeral march through the first floor.