Celebrate the 19th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark #Olmstead decision by joining our fight to #FundMFP!
The Supreme Court in Olmstead 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. MFP helps make Olmstead a reality for people with disabilities and seniors. But MFP has expired. We need Congress to pass the EMPOWER Care Act to #FundMFP.
CALL CONGRESS AND ASK THEM TO HONOR THE OLMSTEAD ANNIVERSARY AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY LIVING BY COSPONSORING THE EMPOWER CARE ACT!
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 states run out of money to support people with disabilities! Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into their community.
On June 22, 2018, the 19th anniversary of Olmstead, we’ll use social media to speak together – amplifying our individual voices and elevating our message above the noise.
After participating in the Call In Day, you can also support via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
- Get Inspired
Check out sample social media content here and download graphics here.
Use hashtag #FundMFP in your posts and tag your Senators. You can find their Twitter handles here (Senate) and here (House).
- Post on Facebook
Use hashtag #FundMFP and #Olmstead in your posts and tag your Members of Congress.
- Write to Congress You can send a message to your Members of Congress here or here.
Reach out the family, friends, and colleagues and ask them to join you in action.
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