Act Now

Update: February 12, 2018

Federal funding to the states for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired on September 30th, 2017, which marked the end of fiscal year 2017. Without this federal funding, some states were unable or unwilling to keep the program running, posing a major threat to the future of CHIP. In order for the program to continue as is, Congress needed to pass legislation that would reauthorize funding to the program.

On January 22, 2018 CHIP was reauthorized for six years when Congress passed an extension to the federal budget. This six year reauthorization was then extended to ten years on February 8, 2018 when Congress passed the budget bill. Thanks to tremendous advocacy efforts, this bipartisan decision will allow millions of children to continue receiving the medical insurance that they need

Learn more about CHIP here

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Join the National Call-In Day: No Tax on Disability! 

Let your Senators know how harmful the tax bill will be to people with disabilities.  Please call your representatives and encourage your friends and family to join you.  Let your Senators know that cuts to the revenue necessary to fund Medicaid put individuals with disabilities at risk of losing essential services that allow them to live and work in the community. This cannot happenIf you are a person with a disability or family member, tell your story!

Call the main Capitol line at: (202) 224-3121 (You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard who can direct you to both of your senators.)

If you’re nervous or not sure what to say, get started with this easy script.

Don’t Stop There:

We need every person to get engaged in advocacy to protect Medicaid now!  Visit and call your Senators, join in rallies and protests, and engage in social media to talk about why Medicaid is so important to you and what dramatic cuts would mean.

  • Tell your story – talk to your friends, neighbors, coworkers. Tell them why Medicaid is so important to you, your family, and your community. Invite them to join our fight. 
  • Educate your representatives – in Congress, Governors, and State Legislators
  • Stay Informed – visit our learn more page and the sites of other disability advocates. You can also sign up for our email list or follow us on Facebook.
  • Engage the mediawrite an op-ed for your local news outlet.
  • Attend an event – in person or remotely. Consider organizing your own.