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Governor signs budget with zero to save our developmental services – many more emails needed now!


Governor signs budget with zero to save our developmental services –
many more emails needed now!

As expected, Governor Brown signed the state budget today with not one dime to stop the crumbling of our community services system. But there’s still hope in the special legislative session that started Friday.

Please take a minute to email or call your state senator and assemblymember, sample text and email addresses below.

We need a flood of emails to the Legislature to keep their attention focused on our community’s needs. We generated more than 4,000 in the last four days, a great start, but we need a lot more to every one of the 120 legislators — so not one of them gets the idea that we’ve given up and he or she can give up too.

Please take action now.

Thank you again for your advocacy.

Greg deGiere
Public Policy Director
The Arc & United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-552-6619 x4

Greg@TheArcCA.org


 

Subject:
This time, save our developmental services!

I am extremely disappointed with the Legislature for passing a budget with not one dime to stop the deterioration of our developmental services.

Please do much, much better in the special legislative session. Give the developmental disability community the emergency 10% across-the-board funding increase we need starting NOW. Anything less won’t stop the service system from collapsing, just slow it down.

And please, don’t pass any more unfunded mandates on our community service providers. When you vote on Senate Bill 3 to raise the minimum wage and any other bills to make our providers spend more, insist that the state cover the full costs to prevent the loss of ever more of our services.

STATE SENATOR 39th DISTRICT
Marty Block
(619) 645-3133
email

STATE SENATOR 40th DISTRICT
Ben Hueso
(619) 409-7690
email

STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER 78th DISTRICT
Toni Atkins
(619) 645-3090
email

STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER 79th DISTRICT
Shirley Weber
(619) 462-7878
email

STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER 80th DISTRICT
Lorena Gonzalez
1350 Front Street, Suite 6022
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-8090
email