Legislature and the governor scored on their support for IHSS in 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2015

Sacramento – Today, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 released its 2015 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard ranks California state legislators and Governor Brown based on their support for policies that would help the nearly 90,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers represented by UDW and nearly 110,000 homecare recipients.

This year, 69 legislators voted with UDW 100 percent of the time. After vetoing three of five UDW priority bills that would have led to improvements in the lives of hundreds of thousands of IHSS recipients and caregivers, as well as family child care providers, parents, and children – Governor Brown received a score of 40 percent.

Legislators and the governor were scored on several homecare related bills, including:

  • AB 93 and SB 97: Budget Act of 2015: Budget bills that included a restoration of the harmful 7% cut to IHSS recipients’ hours of care.
  • SB 11 and SB 29: Bills which will reduce the preventable violent interactions between police and people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or substance abuse disorders by mandating law enforcement training.
  • SB 199: A bill that would have expanded IHSS services for the 10,000 legally blind homecare recipients to include reading assistance and document completion.

“Last year, we called on lawmakers to stand up for in-home caregivers and homecare recipients,” said UDW Executive Director Doug Moore. “Thank you to the 69 elected leaders who chose to put people first by consistently supporting working families and our communities. Your support has a real impact on the lives of California’s seniors, people with disabilities, and the tireless homecare providers who care for them. But there is more work to be done, and we hope you continue to stand with us in 2016.”

Read the full UDW 2015 Legislative Scorecard here.

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United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)/AFSCME Local 3930 is a homecare union made up of over 89,000 in-home caregivers across the state of California. UDW caregivers provide care through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS), which allows over half a million California seniors and people with disabilities to stay safe and healthy at home.

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