Happy Monday!  I am emailing from Washington DC where 20 Illinoisans are joining with almost 1000 other disability advocates for the Disability Policy Seminar and Hill Days.  We need you to act three ways this week:

1) Call Your House Members to vote NO on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  A vote is expected on Thursday.  Please call today!!  Here is a link to the list of house members.  If you do not know who your legislator is, click here.

2) Call your State Senators today to ask them to re-visit the grand bargain.  Illinois needs a budget NOW!  We need to thank those leaders who supported the grand bargain previously and encourage legislators to come together again.  We need to especially encourage Senate President Cullerton and Minority Leader Radogno!

3)  Please submit a witness slip in support for HB2641, which creates a 24 person Task Force on Disability and Criminal Justice.  It will be heard in the Special Needs Committee on Thursday at 11 am.  Here is the link to the slip in support of the legislation.

Thank you for all your strong advocacy!  Best, Meg

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Meg Cooch
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)