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In-Home Caregivers Join in 'March' and Launch Campaign to Stop Governor's Cuts
Date:3/5/2010

disabled citizens would lose the vital services they rely on to remain safely in their homes and over 328,000 in-home caregivers would lose their jobsplacing California's unemployment rate at nearly 14%.  

"The Governor is supposed to protect the residents of California – not attack us," stated Louis James, member of ULTCW and an in-home caregiver providing care to his wife who suffers from MS.  "Without in-home care, I'm not able to take care of my wife who needs constant supervision.  Without this lifeline program what would happen to her...what would happen to us?"

In Los Angeles County alone, the Governor's cuts to in-home care would impact nearly 300,000 County residents: 156,600 low-income seniors and disabled residents would lose their care and 120,450 in-home caregivers would lose their jobs – placing the Los Angeles County unemployment rate at 14.6%.

"In-home care is the most cost-effective way to care for our growing senior population – it saves taxpayers millions of dollars annually while saving lives," said ULTCW member and in-home caregiver Maria Alvarez. "Simply put, cutting in-
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