Letter Writing Campaign
My good friend, Hannah, has started this letter writing campaign. Here is her appeal:
Funding for the Attendant Care Waiver/Act 150 Program has essentially been frozen in Pennsylvania due to the lack of movement on the federal budget. Act 150 provides funding for supports and services that allow people with physical disabilities to continue to live at home with their families. This funding is vital for the well-being of Aaron and his family.
Please consider using the attached letter as a starting place to request your legislator take action to make the funding accessible again.
Your letter can be sent any time, but please be sure to send it the minute the federal budget is announced (even if you already sent it). We have it on good record that legislators aren’t going to consider any funding requests before the budget is announced, but the faster we act once it has been, the better.
In the meantime, you can call your legislators or email them directly from their legislative webpage to let them know you are concerned about the funding for Act 150 (make sure you clarify you are referring to the Attendant Care Waiver/Act 150 Program, as Act 150 can differ from year-to-year) and then follow up with the written letter once the budget passes.
You can also make an appointment with Gwen and Aaron’s legislators (Sue Helm and Jeff Piccola, though you’ll likely meet with their staff) - in their district office – and meet with them for a pre-session informational meeting. Let them know that you will be fighting for funding and you want them to understand why you are going to be sending letters and making phone calls come budget time.
Attached is a letter to use or you can personalize one, using this as a starting place. I am also attaching a photo, should you choose to include one in your letter. For more information on Act 150, visit http://goo.gl/gzXhB
To find your legislators' contact information, visit http://goo.gl/3lqe4
Thank you for taking the time to address this issue. Our attention to this could make a big difference in Aaron's quality of life, as well as that of his family. Please feel free to email me if you have questions.
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