Action Alert! February 1 Call In Day!
The EMPOWER Care Act Gets Individuals with Disabilities & Seniors Back Home
S. 2227, the bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act introduced by Senators Portman (R-OH) and Cantwell (D-WA), extends and improves the Money Follows the Person program (MFP). First authorized by President Bush in 2005 with strong bipartisan support, MFP gets individuals with disabilities and seniors out of nursing homes and back into their communities with family and friends.
By passing the EMPOWER Care Act and funding the Money Follows the Person program, Congress can help more people with disabilities transition out of institutions and nursing homes and into the homes and communities of their choice.
National Call-In Day for Community Living: #FundMFP
Join disability advocates around the country this Thursday, February 1, for a National Call-In Day for Community Living. Urge your Senators to Co-Sponsor the EMPOWER Care Act to extend the Money Follows the Person program immediately.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY) and ask to be connected to your Senators.
Visit the National Call-In Day for Community Living: #FundMFP webpage hosted by the Center for Public Representation for a guide to using the Capitol Switchboard, a call script, and additional talking points. Join the Facebook Event to get the latest updates.
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423