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New York Must Invest in Direct Support Professionals

As this year’s legislative session begins, I look forward to the abundance of opportunities to improve the quality of life for our communities. That starts with supporting New York’s workers to ensure they receive the fair pay and benefits they deserve....

WNY State Legislators Join DDAWNY to Advocate for Direct Support Professionals

Buffalo – Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) teamed up with several Western New York state legislators and the Developmental Disability Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) on Thursday to call for funding in Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget for...

Assemblymember Karen McMahon Calls on Governor to Include Support for DSPs in Executive Budget

AMHERST – In a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday, Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst), along with several of her Western New York colleagues, called for an investment in Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to address the workforce crisis...

Supporting Our Veterans Lasts Much Longer than a Day

This Veterans Day, I was so pleased to witness the outpouring of appreciation for those who have served our nation in the armed forces. The holiday may have passed, but our responsibility to New York’s veterans never ends. I’m doing everything I can...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution to the Family of Distinguished Statistician C.R. Rao

NYS Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented a New York State Assembly Resolution to the daughter of statistician Dr. C.R. Rao in Slee Hall at the University at Buffalo on Thursday. The presentation was part of the UB Celebration of Faculty...

Assemblymember McMahon: Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

As the chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on Women’s Issues and a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, I am committed to promoting the well-being of women across the State of New York in every way possible. I hope you’ll join me during October,...

Assemblymember McMahon: The State Budget Improves our Community Now and Into the Future

After weeks of negotiation, we in the legislature recently passed a state budget that provides our community with the resources necessary to thrive today and into the future. I was proud to help pass a budget that addresses several priorities for families,...

Assemblymember McMahon: 2023-24 State Budget Delivers on Key Priorities for Western New York

“Despite the delay, the state budget delivers on top priorities for our community. Fully funding our local schools, expanding free school meals for 300,000 more children across the state, expanding eligibility for child care assistance, an expansion...

Assemblymember McMahon Hosts Third Annual Earth Day Photo Contest

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) is announcing her third annual Earth Day Photo Contest. Earth Day, April 22, will mark the start of the contest that will showcase and celebrate the natural spaces of the 146th Assembly District. “I’m thrilled...

Let’s Continue to Seek Equality During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Since 1987, when the first official National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was declared, we’ve recognized March as a time for understanding, education, and advocacy for equal opportunities for all. Regardless of ability, everyone deserves...
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