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Demonstrators rally for disabled services funding

Posted at 5:53 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 21:46:48-04

Advocates for the disabled community held a demonstration Wednesday outside the San Luis Obispo County Government Center.

They say Governor Gavin Newsom isn’t taking action on an eight-percent funding increase in services for disabled workers.

A spokesperson for the protest says those who work with the disabled often make minimum wage and typically have to pick up second and third jobs to pay their bills.

“We just really appreciate all of our individuals and we just want to make sure that they have choices so that they can live in their communities and without the increase, our system is crumbling and they won’t have support at all,” said Renee Poirier, Achievement House PR Coordinator.

Many of those demonstrating are employed by PathPoint and the Achievement House.

Wednesday’s rally in San Luis Obispo was one of several planned throughout the state, including at the state capitol in Sacramento.

Advocates for the disabled community held a Keep the Promise rally in downtown San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (KSBY photo)