Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fwd: Action Alert! Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on the 2018 House Budget

If you can do this today, it is important. 

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller 





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Subject: Action Alert! Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on the 2018 House Budget
Date: October 5, 2017 at 9:04:34 AM EDT

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Action Alert!
Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on the 2018 House Budget

October 5, 2017

 

Background


The House FY 2018 Budget instructs several House committees to achieve at least $203 billion in savings. The Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over Medicaid is one of the committees charged with proposing billions in savings. This is the very same approach that was used in this past year's Budget that very nearly resulted in cutting and capping Medicaid.

In addition, the House Budget paves the way to provide for massive tax cuts that are heavily tilted towards the most prosperous. If adopted, the budget is projected to lose trillions of dollars in revenue which will put tremendous pressure to cut many critical programs down the road. Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, education, housing, and many more programs will ultimately be at even greater risk. Read more here.

The Budget resolution process is very important because it the first step in developing legislation that will likely be VERY harmful to people with disabilities. We must not wait until the committees come up with more harmful bills. We need to stop this now.

Take Action

The House is scheduled to vote on the 2018 Budget Resolution TODAY, October 5.

Call your representative today. Call (888) 516-5820.  You will prompted to enter your zip code to be connected to your member's office.
 

What to Say:

  • Please vote NO on the 2018 House Budget Resolution.
  • It will set up the process to cut Medicaid and other critical programs for people with disabilities.
  • It will also set up the process for tax cuts that we cannot afford and that will go mainly to the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.
 
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This alert was developed from content provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD).
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