Act Now

Update: August 4, 2017

With the hard work of the disability community, we successfully stopped all of the proposed health care bills! However, there are still a number of ways in which Congress could cut health care and Medicaid. Your Congressional representatives will be on recess and working in their state offices through Labor Day (Sept. 4).  We need your help to ensure that lawmakers in both chambers know that you are invested in making sure they do not approve legislation that would cut or cap Medicaid. Please,  meet with your representativesattend a Town Hall, or go to an event.  Let your representatives know that cuts to Medicaid put individuals with disabilities at risk of losing essential services that allow them to live and work in the community. This cannot happen. See here for more inforamtion. 

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Let your Senators know how harmful this bill will be to people with disabilities.  Please call your representatives and encourage your friends and family to join you.  Let your representatives know that cuts to 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.)

Talking Points

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.
  • For more ideas on how to get involved, please check this excellent self-advocate resource about the Affordable Care Act!