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17,000 Alaskans with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.
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Medicaid provides 17,000 people with disabilities in Alaska with access to critical care that helps them live independently. If you care about people with disabilities – if you or someone you love is supported by Medicaid, please take action NOW

You matter, your story about Medicaid is critical, and your call makes a difference. 

It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Murkowski, Sullivan, and Walker, know about the importance of Medicaid for  community services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

Please, whether you’re a lifelong activist or haven’t voted in years – take five minutes today to help defend essential services for people with disabilities.

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.)

Easy Calling Script

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?

 

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Your Representatives

(202) 224-6665
522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
 
Morgan Griffin
Legislative Assistant
202-224-6665
 
Email addresses for Murkowski’s staff: garrett_boyle@murkowski.senate.gov morgan_griffin@murkowski.senate.gov michael_pawlowski@murkowski.senate.gov
 
Senator Dan Sullivan
(202) 224-3004
702 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Kate Wolgemuth
Legislative Assistant
kate_wolgemuth@sullivan.senate.gov
202-224-3004

Governor Bill Walker
3rd Floor
State Capitol
PO Box 110001
Juneau, AK 99811
 

Key messages:

  • Do NOT support the 2018 budget proposal.  
  • Do NOT allow Medicaid to be gutted.    
  • Do NOT allow states to opt out of requiring health plans to cover basic health care and keep it affordable for people with pre-existing conditions, including people with disabilities.
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