Never Underestimate the Power of the Disability Community
In late July, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a dangerous bill that would have been devastating to people with disabilities and their families (read The Arc’s statement). At stake was access to health care for millions of people and massive cuts to Medicaid.
This victory is because of you! For months, disability rights activists have been calling their Members of Congress, sharing their stories, showing up to rallies and town hall events – and it made all the difference. The Arc is deeply grateful to each and every one of you for all your hard work to protect Medicaid.
While we celebrate this victory, we must continue our advocacy efforts. Did your Members of Congress vote to protect Medicaid, or vote for massive cuts? Either way, they need to hear from you.
In advocacy fights, volume matters. So please encourage your family and friends to join us. Ask them to go to thearc.org/joinourfight to sign up for email updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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