It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Fun*Run Time

It's ALREADY that time of year again: The ADAPT Fun*Run for Disability Rights is April 22nd 2012. Maryland's fundraising goal is $8,000 this year. Yes, that's right, $8,000

Donate $1! Donate $10! Donate $100! Donate $1,000! JUST DONATE so we can FREE OUR PEOPLE! I thank you very much for your support!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Congress: Add CCA as a Demo Project!

To: ADAPT From: Mike O and Dawn (Kansas and Colorado respectively)

Subject: Advocacy Alert / Act Now!

We are now, in a fight for our lives, to include the Community Choice Act (CCA) in health reform. We are working to have CCA added to health reform, as a demonstration project. What this means is CCA, the whole bill including the mandatory benefits, would happen in around 5 states. This would allow us to test the bill and provide concrete answers to the questions and issues we keep running into such as run-away costs and cross-disability services.

We must create a nationwide tidal wave to get CCA added as a demonstration project. The ADAPT army and other disability activists and advocates can lead the way to get this done, if we massively act now.

Our best chance to get this win is to get the House to add the CCA demonstration added to the House health bill. Danny Davis office has been very helpful. Thanks everyone for your hard work. Here is what we need to do:

1. Call YOUR Representative and ask that they support including a CCA demonstration project to the House health reform bill. Also, if any of the Democratic Energy and Commerce Committee members are from your state, contact them, too! The demonstration would be for CCA as a whole in around five states. The purpose of the demonstration would be to test the assumptions of the bill including that it would be cost effective, that the new cross-disability, cross-age services would work well, etc.

Your Representatives and the Committee members from your state, should contact House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, and let him know that they support adding CCA to the House Health Reform bill. If YOUR Representative is a member of one of these committees, below (Energy and Commerce or Ways and Means) then it is incredibly important that they do this!

2. Ask your Representative, especially if they are on one of these committees, to sign the attached letter being circulated by Danny Davis.

NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST - Adapt Community Choice Act List


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