Submitted by Mike Sokoloski, Manager, Grassroots Advocacy
Lindsey Wright is the Ambassador that is always looking to help, like the first time I met her. -GAO Director Laura Ness and I were on our way to the PA Art Museum, next to the PA State Capitol. As we approached, there was Lindsey. She was waiting on the sidewalk and on the phone talking and guiding a colleague to the building for our PA Legislative Day.
At the 2017 PA Legislative Day, Lindsey was able to spend 45 minutes with Senator Daylin Leach. -It was a very candid conversation addressing all of our concerns, but specifically presumptive eligibility and an increase in the PAS rate for home care employees who work so hard for our clients. Lindsey fostered this relationship with the senator. She kept in touch with the district office director for Senator Leach, Judy Trombetta. Lindsey worked diligently with two BAYADA Pediatric offices (PAO and WGP) to provide sponsorship for Senator Leach’s Kids Fair in Philadelphia, and Lindsey volunteered at the event!
In July, GAO coordinated a Client and Family Day at Temple University Kiva Auditorium. GAO staff, CRO Division office and field employees, clients, and families had interactions with Philadelphia area elected state government legislators and discussed the pressing needs of our field staff, clients, and families. The first person at the auditorium that day to assist with anything we needed: Lindsey Wright.