Testimony Opposing Proposed Budget Cuts To PCA Services

Bridget Siljander, President of DSPAM speaks about cuts to disability and PCA services

In the ‘Testimony Opposing Proposed Budget Cuts To PCA Services,’ Bridget Siljander, President of the Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota (DSPAM), testifies that “DSPAM is opposed to a number of the Governor’s recommended budget cuts to Disability Services and PCA services. My comments today will focus on the proposed changes to the PCA program. I am the face and voice of one of thousands of PCAs in Minnesota. You probably won’t see many of our faces or hear many of our voices because we are a marginalized and underrepresented workforce. DSPAM members believe that the PCA program can’t afford cuts and PCAs can’t afford reductions to wages.”