Posts Tagged: arc action alert

Arc Action Alert

Act Now to Preserve Health Care for People with Disabilities and Seniors The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is joining the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) to urge our members to participate in call-in days Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1.  We hope you and your members will participate by calling your Senators... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

As you are already aware, The Arc is working with a larger coalition of State Associations and AFSCME to increase Direct Support Professionals starting wage to $15.00. Last week the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 5931 by a vote of 67 yes and 43 no. See how your legislator voted. According to Senator... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

On Tuesday both the House and Senate will consider bills that in my opinion .takes the disability service system in the opposite direction we should be going in Illinois. The proposed legislation is House Bill 6304 and Senate Bill 2610. The movement is toward integrated community living and activities, including employment, person centered services that... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

I believe August is going to be an important month in our advocacy for a responsible state budget with new revenue. I believe that we need to become more active, vocal and forceful with our State Senators and Representatives. We need them to support community services and new revenue. As Phil and I have... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

Senate Bill 274 will restore all of the $26 million in cuts to the grant programs including TAP, Illinois Life Span, Epilepsy, Respite, Dental Grants and more. Senate Bill 274 just passed the Senate 57 to 1! The House must approve the legislation to restore these important services. Call your State Representative today! Your... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

Stop the Automatic Cuts Take Action! Help Protect Disability Programs   The federal discretionary programs that people with disabilities rely upon to live in the community (early intervention, special education, supported employment, housing, transportation, and much more) are slated for unprecedented cuts starting this Friday, March 1!  Click hereto see how these cuts will affect... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

The Illinois House of Representatives goes into session at noon today, Monday, for what will be the final week of the legislative session. This is our last best effort to rebalance the disability system. The Senate got cold feet and voted to fund state institutions. We cannot let this happen in... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

I need you to take action on this important matter by noon on Thursday. Please pass this Action Alert on to other advocates.I recommend you send your comments by email below. Your statement can be a simple as, “We support the closing of Murray Developmental Center.” You can also add a personal... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

I appreciate those of you who made your calls opposing Senate Bill 3564. We are having an impact. Advocates met this morning to discuss where we are in the Senate and here is a list of Senators that are now undecided on how they are going to vote on SB 3564.... Read more »

Arc Action Alert Your Voice Matters

Your voice matters! Be heard in Washington DC! During the next month, the Congressional Super Committee (Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction) will be working on a plan to achieve $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction above cuts already made. Cuts to important disability-related programs, like Medicaid, could be proposed by the... Read more »