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ACT NOW: Please Reach Out to Your Legislator on Final COVID-19 Package

Please take a minute today to ask Congress to include funding for disability services as it negotiates its final COVID-19 package. 

As you may know, Congress is negotiating the next coronavirus relief bill right now. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation in May that addressed many key issues, including support for disability services. However, the Senate introduced a bill last week that LEFT US OUT AGAIN.

Please take a minute today to ask Congress to include funding for disability services as it negotiates its final COVID-19 package. They need to hear from you!

All you need to do is visit the website below, enter in your information, and it’ll be sent directly to your legislators. ANCOR, our national trade association already pre-wrote a message for you. It’s that easy!

https://www.ancor.org/amplifier

Please see below for more information from ANCOR about this ASK.

Thank you for advocating on our behalf!


Congressional Republicans, Congressional Democrats, and the White House are deep in negotiations on an impending COVID-19 relief package. As you know better than anyone, funding for I/DD supports and services are critically needed to keep individuals healthy and safe during the pandemic.  Now is the time to loudly and clearly demand that Congress ensure these #ForgottenFaces are not overlooked!

The Ask: Use this email and call tool to ask your members of Congress to pressure their leadership to include increasing funding for the Medicaid Home and Community-Based (HCBS) Program and other I/DD services in the final COVID-19 package as negotiations continue.

The Priority:

  • Dedicated funding for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services to serve people with disabilities in their homes and communities and will provide better wages and support for the DSP workforce.
  • Funding for state and local governments to shore up state budgets as they deal with pandemic expenses.
  • Increased federal FMAP to help states pay for pandemic related expenses in the Medicaid system.

Please take a minute today to ask Congress to include funding for disability supports and services as it negotiates as final COVID-19 package.

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/46Rk1llzf4UYGEXtuNnKCg