Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage:
With the June 30 FY2019 budget deadline fast approaching, it’s critical for Governor Murphy to see the faces and hear the voices of the thousands of people like you across New Jersey who support raising wages for Direct Support Professionals. We are asking Coalition members to participate in a picture campaign to tell Governor Murphy to #PayFair4DirectCare, beginning with raising wages by $1.25 per hour in FY2019:
Here’s what to do:
Have someone take a picture of you holding the template. Take a close up, so the wording on the sign is legible. (
Examples can be found in the collage above!
Upload and post:
Post the picture on your social media pages with the message below. Twitter is preferred, but Facebook will also work:
A #StrongerAndFairer NJ must include #PayFair4DirectCare – @GovMurphy please appropriate funding in FY2019 to raise wages for direct support professionals by $1.25 per hour. @NJDSPCoalition
Share the picture template with your colleagues, friends and family and encourage them to participate, tagging @GovMurphy and using #PayFair4DirectCare. The more faces online, the stronger our message to the Governor!
Don’t have Twitter or Facebook? No problem, you can still participate!
You can still participate if you don’t have Twitter or Facebook. Just send your picture to
and your post will be shared on the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage Twitter page.