BAYADA NJ PAC Hosts a Fundraising Event for Assemblyman Troy Singleton

BAYADA staff and NJ Assemblyman Troy Singleton (center)

On Thursday, October 26, the BAYADA NJ PAC hosted a fundraising event in Trenton honoring 7th District Assemblyman Troy Singleton. Attendees included 7th District Assembly candidate Carol Murphy, representatives from the home care industry and other industries supportive of Assemblyman Singleton, who is currently running for the 7th District Senate seat.

Chief Government Affairs Officer David Totaro welcomed Assemblyman Singleton and thanked the many sponsors and attendees who contributed over $13,000 in support of the Assemblyman’s campaign. Assemblyman Singleton has been a supporter home care, our clients, and employees for many years. He recently sponsored legislation that will mandate managed care companies to reimburse the Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Program at no less than the state’s fee-for-service rate.

In July, Assemblyman Singleton introduced new legislation to increase the reimbursement rate under state fee-for-service for private duty nursing by $10 per hour. During the event, BAYADA recognized Assemblyman Singleton as the “Legislator of the Year” for his ongoing commitment to making home care better and stronger, as clients and families deserve the care they need in the setting they prefer: their own homes.

BAYADA NJ PAC Hosts a Fundraising Event for Assemblyman Troy Singleton

Submitted by Louise Lindenmeier, Government Affairs Office (GAO) NJ Director

 On Thursday, October 26, the BAYADA NJ Political Action Committee (PAC) hosted a fundraising event in Trenton honoring 7th District Assemblyman Troy Singleton.  Attendees included 7th District Assembly candidate Carol Murphy, representatives from the home care industry and other industries supportive of the assemblyman who is currently running for the 7th District Senate seat.  Chief Government Affairs Officer David Totaro welcomed Assemblyman Singleton and thanked the many sponsors and attendees who contributed over $13,000 in support of the assemblyman’s campaign.  Assemblyman Singleton has been a supporter of home care, our clients, and employees for many years.  He recently sponsored legislation that will mandate the managed care companies to reimburse the Personal Care Assistant Program at no less than the state’s fee–for-service rate.  In July, Assemblyman Singleton introduced new legislation to increase the reimbursement rate under state fee-for-service for private duty nursing by $10 per hour.  During the event, BAYADA recognized Assemblyman Singleton as the “Legislator of the Year” for his ongoing commitment to making home care better and stronger, as clients and families deserve the care they need in their homes.

NJ PAC Continues to Add New Members!

Submitted by Louise Lindenmeier, Director, NJ Government Affairs (GAO)

During Awards Weekend, GAO hosted a PAC table where new and current members participated in a fun “wheel of fortune” game. As a result, the NJ PAC grew by 30 new members, gaining an annualized extra $5,825 per year! With the new contributions, the annualized PAC contributions will be $37,727. Thank you to all the new PAC members and our dedicated current members who continually support the PAC.

BAYADA Government Affairs Office Meets with NJ Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno

Submitted by David Totaro, Chief Government Affairs Officer (GAO)

On May 25, several members of the BAYADA New Jersey Political Action Committee (PAC) met with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno at a private residence in Manasquan, and had the opportunity to discuss important home health care issues, such as the need for increased reimbursement for our nurses and aides. In addition to me leading the discussion, BAYADA was well represented by Director of Toms River Pediatrics (TRP) Cathy Mamola, TRP Associate Allison Nulton, and Vice President of the Capital Impact Group, our public affairs firm, Paul Crupi. Our PAC allows us the opportunity to have these intimate discussions with leaders of state government who support home health care and who understand our needs. The lieutenant governor will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming June 22 ribbon cutting celebration at the new BAYADA Central Support Services campus in Pennsauken.

Photo: Dave Totaro, Lt. Governor Guadagno, Paul Crupi
Photo: Dave Totaro, Lt. Governor Guadagno, Paul Crupi

Awards Weekend PAC Push Sees Major Success

Submitted by Alisa Borovik, Senior Associate (GAO)

During every Awards Weekend since 2012, our Government Affairs Office (GAO) has manned a Political Action Committee (PAC) table to attract new members to join BAYADA’s PACs. Each year, GAO recruits new members, and this Awards Weekend’s PAC table saw record-breaking numbers!

The goal was to bring in a combined total of 80 new PAC members, and increased contributions from current members. The booth actually brought in over 160 new sign-ups and increasers—more than doubling our goal!

The new sign-ups and increasers bring in a combined yearly total of over $35,000 to the BAYADA PACs.

GAO extends a deep and heartfelt thank you to all of those who signed up to contribute at this year’s PAC table. Your contributions go toward legislative and policy efforts that ensure our clients can continue to have a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity.

BAYADA currently has five PACs, one for federal-level lobbying, and one each for Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. PAC contributions open doors for GAO staff, office and field employees, and families and clients to develop relationships with key lawmakers in BAYADA PAC states and in Washington, DC. All PAC dollars are used to support legislators who understand and support the home health care industry and to increase GAO’s access to legislators to educate them about issues in the home health care industry.

This huge success could not have been possible without the help of all of the BAYADA employees who volunteered at the PAC table. These individuals energized attendees by drawing attention to the table, answering potential new contributors’ questions, and advertising the importance of PACs on BAYADA’s lobbying efforts.

PAC members contribute a small portion of their paycheck towards a PAC or multiple PACs of their choosing. For more information on PACs or to sign up to contribute to the PAC, please contact advocacy@bayada.com.

You can also access the PAC enrollment form here. >>

 

Photo: Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski answers a potential new PAC member's questions as a new sign-up spins the prize wheel
Photo: Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski answers a potential new PAC member’s questions as a new sign-up spins the prize wheel
Photo: GAO Client and Family Advocacy Manager Tara Montague talks to a potential new PAC member while GAO Senior Associate Alisa Borovik and Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski man the table.
Photo: GAO Client and Family Advocacy Manager Tara Montague talks to a potential new PAC member while GAO Senior Associate Alisa Borovik and Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski man the table.

NJ PAC Members Support Legislators Who Support Home Care

Submitted by Louise Lindenmeier, Director, NJ Government Affairs (GAO)

February was a busy Political Action Committee (PAC) month, as the NJ PAC supported 6 legislative events.  PEDs Director Christine Rios and PCP Director Megan Seyler attended Senator Robert Gordon’s event.  Senator Gordon is one of the co-sponsors of bill A320, which sets a floor for managed Medicaid reimbursement.

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PEDs Director Christine Rios, Senator Gordon and PCP Director Megan Seyler

BAYADA Client and Family Advocacy Director Rick Hynick attended Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald’s Flyers game event.  Rick spent time thanking the Majority leader for all his support.  Other legislators supported include Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Assemblymen Paul Moriarty, Craig Coughlin and Arthur Barclay.  Home visits were offered to the legislators who are interested in learning more about home health care.

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Client Advocacy Director Rick Hynick and Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald