Virtual Rally draws more than 1,000

The NYDA virtual rally for Care, Not Cuts drew 1,000 supporters, including many politicians, family members and self-advocates. You can watch the video here, or check out coverage of the rally:

Rally speakers included:

  • Tom McAlvanah – Co-MC, President, New York Disability Advocates (NYDA)
  • Kate Jerian – Co-MC, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, The Arc of New York
  • State Senator John Mannion
  • Assemblymember Aileen Gunther
  • Yvette Watts, Executive Director, New York Association of Emerging & Multicultural Providers and Family Advocate
  • BJ Stasio, President, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State
  • Ellen Feldman, Family Advocate
  • Margaret Puddington, Family Advocate
  • Terri Manzione, Family Advocate


About New York Disability Advocates

New York Disability Advocates (NYDA) is a statewide coalition of seven non-profit provider associations encompassing more than 300 non-profit agencies providing vital services and support to more than 140,000 New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.