The Caring Force 2013 Statewide Member Meeting


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The Caring Force 2013 Statewide Member Meeting

  1. 1. The Caring ForceFebruary 14, 2013 Statewide Member Meeting
  2. 2. Welcome & IntroductionProviders’ Council Board Chair Sheri McCann
  3. 3. FY 14 Budget & Legislative Outlook Providers’ Council President & CEO Michael Weekes
  4. 4. FY 13 Budget & Legislative Priorities• $140 million to support programs and wages through rate reform• Salary Reserve for direct care human service workers not covered by rate reform• Pro-workforce legislative agenda – Health insurance – Tuition Remission – Loan Repayment
  5. 5. Introducing Rep. David Linsky
  6. 6. FY 14 Budget & Legislative Outlook Representative David Linsky
  7. 7. Strengthening human service programs & workers through advocacy Lisa Carriere, NuPath, Inc. Anne Fracht, Advocates, Inc. Kevin Gilnack, The Caring Force Michael Moloney, HMEA Kormasa Traub, HMEA
  8. 8. Doubling our power• 10,300 people have joined The Caring Force since we launched at the end of 2011• Our goal: 10,000 new members in 2013
  9. 9. How to get yourself – and others --involved Online: Using pledge cards!
  10. 10. The power of co-branded pagesMore than 30% (3,179) of members of The Caring Force joined through co-branded pages
  11. 11. Your online portal
  12. 12. Since launching….• 24,141 people have visited 37,095 times• 43% of visitors joined The Caring Force
  13. 13. What you can do• Speak out directly to state officials• Influence media and the public discourse• Organize on-the-ground events• Stay up-to-date with the latest news• Put a face on the human services community !
  14. 14. The Caring Force is social
  15. 15. We’ll come to you!Presentations to Staff or Board Human Service Advocacy Events• Action for Boston Community • Fathers Family Fun Day Development • Rally • Human Service Forum• Alternatives Unlimited Legislative Breakfast• Bridgewell • Mass. Family Planning• Community Resources for Association Rally Justice • MetroWest Human Services• Community Work Services Advocacy Coalition• Kennedy Donovan Center Legislative Breakfast • ProjectABLE Advocacy Day• Pine Street Inn • Youth Jobs Rally• Road to Responsibility• The Home for Little Wanderers
  16. 16. Everyone loves a free t-shirt
  17. 17. Stay involved• Share your story on• *Sign-up to have your story videotaped• * Submit multimedia (photos, video, etc) of the workers in the sector delivering services• Stay in the loop on social media – Like us at – Follow us at• Contact your legislators about supporting human services using* email for more information)
  18. 18. Save the DateBe part of The Caring Force’s 2nd Annual StateHouse Rally! • WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 • WHERE: Massachusetts State House, Boston • WHY: To make sure your legislators know how important you are and let them know what resources you need!
  19. 19. Showing up makes a difference
  20. 20. Spread the Word• Encourage staff, service recipients, friends, & family to join in with you and to share their story• Make pledge cards or the web access available on-site• Inform people on how they can create email addresses for free so they can stay connected• Promote the Caring Force on your social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
  21. 21. Group Discussion Stay connected • Visit • Follow @TheCaringForce on Twitter • Like • Email