Social Media Day for Community Living

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12:00 am - 11:30 pm

Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into their community.

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.
Sens. Portman (R-OH) and Cantwell (D-WA) have introduced bipartisan legislation (EMPOWER Care Act – S. 2227) to improve and extend the MFP program for five years.
We need your help to urge Congress to fund this program!
On February 2nd we’ll use social media to speak together – amplifying our individual voices and elevating our message above the noise.
You can participate via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
  1. Get Inspired
    Check out sample social media content here and download graphics here.
  2. Tweet 
    Use hashtag #FundMFP in your posts and tag your Senators. You can find their Twitter handles here.
  3. Post on Facebook
    Use hashtag #FundMFP in your posts and tag your Senators.
  4. Target
    It is particularly important to target Senate Finance Committee members. You can find a complete list here.
  5. Email
    Craft your own message or get a jumpstart with this easy email tool.
  6. Share
    Reach out the family, friends, and colleagues and ask them to join you in action. 
  7. RSVP
    To this event on Facebook 


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