The Arc California Leads Rally for DSP Wage Bill

The Arc California held a rally at the state Capitol in support of AB 279, which increases Medicaid reimbursement rates for wages of DSPs in cities with a minimum wage higher than the state’s. Over 500 marchers were in attendance. Legislators who spoke at the rally include Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Oakland). The Senate appropriation committee did not approve AB 279, but advocates are optimistic because of the number of legislators who participated in the rally.