Federal and State Policy Updates

State and Federal Update Here are some of the highlights and calls to action for this week.  For the latest news, please like us on Facebook as well.  Illinois Special Session Senate Releases Bill – Bigger Proposed Cuts to Medicaid Comment on the Adult Services Waiver Upcoming Events Illinois Special Session We are wrapping up... Read more »

June 6 – Medicaid Day of Action

Join The Arc June 6 For Medicaid Day of Advocacy We are hearing that the Senate might consider a revised version of the American Health Care Act, which will CUT AND CAP MEDICAID by more than $800 million before the August Recess.  This means we need to keep up the pressure, stories, social media and... Read more »

Support Community Living Today!

Today, 300 advocates are coming to the Capitol to speak up for community living, rebalancing the I/DD service system and supporting investment into the service system including increasing wages. Even if you can’t be in Springfield today, you can still support! 1) Share what community living means to you and your family on Facebook, Twitter... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update Craziness continues at the state and federal level, which means we need to keep flexing our advocacy muscles! ACTIONS NEEDED THIS WEEK (more detail below): 1) Social Media: Use the #GoingHomeIL Wednesday 2) Call your IL House Member to support SB955, the direct support worker wage bill. 3) Call... Read more »

Action Needed on Medicaid!

Stop Cuts to Medicaid and the ACA!  Call Today! Even if you are in a district where the legislator is supportive of Medicaid – Call to thank them and share your story and call the Governor to ask him to advocate for Illinoisans. Senior officials in the Trump Administration have announced that the House of... Read more »

Medicaid & They Deserve More!

Happy Friday! The Arc of Illinois Convention A HUGE Thank You to the more than 300 Arc members, leaders and advocates who attended The Arc of Illinois Annual Convention this week in Lisle.  Thanks also to the sponsors and vendors for sharing great information and connections.  I also want to thank the Convention Committee, Volunteers,... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update MEDICAID ACTION ALERT: Hopefully you already saw the action alert that went out this morning around the two week recess for Congress – to call, email, attend town halls, stop by your legislators district offices and get on social media for #WeActWednesdays.  Here is an updated link to the script... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update Today is the Day!  Currently in the House, debate is going on about the latest bill and a vote is scheduled for 3:30 pm.  It isn’t too late to call your legislators.  Twenty Illinoisans were in DC this week at the Disability Policy Seminar and on the Hill... Read more »

Vote Today:  Call Congress to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal

Vote Today: Call Congress Today to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal People’s health, services and lives are at stake! Congress is rushing to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act and to partially pay for it by capping the federal payment and making drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts... Read more »

Action Alert! Proposed Medicaid Cuts

As you may be aware, the proposed Medicaid cuts would devastate services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We really need to be proactive in trying to stop these cuts! Please take a few minutes of your day to call the below list. Let them know that you are involved with The Arc of... Read more »