Act Now

Update: April 2, 2018

The Fiscal Year for 2018 (FY18) began on October 1, 2017, but Congress had failed to pass a budget to authorize spending on any government programs. As a result, there were two government shutdowns while the House of Representatives and the Senate tried to negotiate funding levels. Six months later, the Congress passed a massive bill to fund the federal government for FY18, which the President signed on March 23, 2018 to make it into a law. This omnibus bill combines and consolidates many separate appropriations, funding the federal government through September of 2018. Many programs for people with disabilities received increased funding for the rest of this fiscal year, but all of these programs are in serious jeopardy for next year. Read More.


Please call your representatives and encourage your friends and family to join you.  If 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.