Call to Action: Continue Outreach: Self-Advocates: Ask Your Senator to Support Funding for DSP Wages, VR, First Steps & Case Management
INARF continues to encourage Self-Advocates to reach out to their Senators, and we need your help to spread the word! Please forward this Call to Action to the Self-Advocates and families in your network:
Thank you to those who have contacted your Senator to advocate for the inclusion of funding for DSP wages, VR, First Steps, and Case Management the budget! The Senate continues to debate which services will receive additional funding in the Senate version of the budget bill (HB 1001), which will be released on Thursday. REGARDLESS OF IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT A MESSAGE TO YOUR SENATOR OR IF YOU HAVEN'T, WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY AS THEY DECIDE WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SENATE VERSION OF THE BUDGET BILL.
What you can do to help: Contact your Senator today to tell them why DSPs, VR, First Steps, and Case Management are important to you and to ask for their support for our DSP wage, VR, First Steps, and Case Management funding requests to be included in the budget. It only takes a minute to send a message and make your voice heard!
To contact your Senator, visit our Call to Action page. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Chestnut at firstname.lastname@example.org, Phillip Parnell at email@example.com, or Hannah Carlock at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding INARF's Legislative Agenda funding requests, please refer to the INARF Legislative Agenda and INARF Legislative Agenda Talking Points which are also available on the INARF website. Thank you for your much needed help!
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