MFP Call-In Day to Celebrate Olmstead Anniversary

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06/22/2018
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Help celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, which recognized the right of people with disabilities to live, work and participate in their communities. Money Follows the Person (MFP) supports people to move out of nursing homes and institutions into the community. The EMPOWER Care Act helps make Olmstead a reality!

CALL CONGRESS TO HONOR THE OLMSTEAD ANNIVERSARY AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY LIVING BY COSPONSORING THE EMPOWER CARE ACT!

Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into their communities!

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program has helped more than 75,000 seniors and people with disabilities move out of nursing homes and institutions into the community. MFP has improved the lives of older adults and people with disabilities, saved states money, and led to better outcomes. That’s why nearly every state has participated in the program.

But MFP expired September 30, 2016, and states are running out of funding. States are already having to scale back their programs, and without funding, could have to completely eliminate them. Last year was the first time that the number of people transitioned to the community declined. Without action NOW, states will lose momentum and more people will be stuck in institutions.

Bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, the EMPOWER Care Act, would improve and extend the program for five years.

We need you to urge Congress to fund  Money Follows the Person and cosponsor the EMPOWER Care Act before the funding runs out.

Call your Senators and Representative

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY) and ask to be connected to your Senators and Representative.

Ask your legislators to extend the Money Follows the Person Program by cosponsoring the EMPOWER Care Act.

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Key Members of Congress to Contact

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In addition to the Call In Day, you can also support the EMPOWER Care Act via social media.  You can also send a message to your Members of Congress here (AUCD) or here (Autism Society).

Hosted by:

ACLU
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) 
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
Autism Speaks 
Autism Society
California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports
Center for Public Representation
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Disability Rights Education and Defense Find (DREDF)
Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC)
Easterseals
Justice In Aging
LeadingAge
Lutheran Services in America
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) 
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
National Council on Aging 
National Council on Independent Living 
National Down Syndrome Congress
The Arc of the United States
 
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