Call Script

Update: October 12, 2020

Join us today in a disability community call-in day to oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat left open by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The confirmation hearings for Judge Barrett begin today, so now’s the time to make our voices heard!

Judge Barrett’s record raises significant concerns for the disability community, especially concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the public charge rule. CPR has, along with other disability advocacy organizations, filed amicus briefs in both California v. Texas, the case in the Supreme Court challenging the ACA, defending the ACA and in multiple cases opposing the public charge rule.

For more information on today’s call in day, including how to call your Senators and a call-in script, check out the Facebook event here. You can also email your Senators directly here.

Hello, this is[Name]. I am a resident of [Town, State] and [I/my child/sister/friend/co-worker etc] is a person with a disability who relies on Medicaid for health care and services to live and participate in the community.

I am asking [Member of Congress’ Name] to vote no on any bill that cuts funding to Medicaid and to commit to protecting Medicaid, Medicare and other critical programs.

Thank you for taking my call!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]

[Optional Add On]
Personal stories are the most effective form of advocacy. Talk about why is Medicaid important to you. 

  • If you or a family member are on Medicaid (including a waiver), what are the most important services to you? What difference has that made in yours and/or your family members lives?
    • Access to critical healthcare or therapies
    • Ability to receive in-home supports, residential supports or live independently
    • Ability to work or go to a day program (so your family can work)
  • What was your and/or your family members lives like before receiving Medicaid services?
  • Are you or a family member on a waitlist for Medicaid services? How would getting services make a difference in your lives?