Thursday, April 7, 2011

People With Disabilities In Danger Of Losing Supports That Help Them Keep Their Jobs.


Now is the time for everyone to contact their Representatives. State Representatives will be voting in Olympia on the House Budget tomorrow, Friday, April 8th, 2011.

People with disabilities who work, pay taxes, and are contributing members of their communities are in danger of losing the supports that help them keep their jobs.

The House biennial budget proposal cuts $54 million from supported employment -- this is a 44% cut!

We need to generate as many contacts as possible today and tomorrow to members of the House of Representatives letting them know how dangerous this cut would be. Calls and emails to your House legislators today and tomorrow CAN and WILL have an impact.

A sample message:

"I am opposed to the House budget proposal to cut Developmental Disabilities employment funding by $54 million. These funds are creating jobs and better lives for people with disabilities! Please restore funding for DD employment programs."

“Please vote yes on any budget amendments that restore this funding.”

Click here to a link to a press release from House Republicans who support restoring funding for DD Employment.

This is a very important issue. You can help make a difference.

Contact your House Members through the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. The hotline operator will help you determine who your legislators are if you don't know.

You can connect with your House Members through email by clicking here.

Please share this information with your friends and families. Post it on your Facebook page, Twitter or other social media sites,

It is very important that you ACT TODAY!

Thank you for being a positive advocate for people with disabilities who will be unable to sustain their jobs without needed support.

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