Committees say yes, but we need
the whole Legislature to support us!
Yesterday, a "Conference Committee" met at the Capitol to vote on our system. The room was packed with advocates, ready to #SpeakForJustice. Under our community's watchful eye, they passed the two bills that will get more money for, and invest in, our system! This means we're almost finished, and you can be sure we're looking forward to seeing a final victory.
The fact that this two-bill package was voted on, and passed, is a major milestone. But we need 2/3rds of the Legislature to win - most likely at 9am this Thursday.
That's why you need to pick up the phone today and tomorrow, call your legislators, and ask them to "support the Managed Care Organization and developmental disabilities services funding package."
One bill fixes a tax on health insurance companies (the "MCO reform"), bringing money in. The other spends it on people with developmental disabilities. Both need to pass. We can't reinvest in our system without the money from the MCO reform!
That means we needs Democrats to support this. We need Republicans to support this. We need the Legislature to support this.
Because at the end of the day, what they're really doing is voting on YOU and YOUR service system. So take a couple minutes, pick up the phone, and ask your representatives to vote YES on YOU!