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Stop the 7% Cut!

Last week, the House and Senate released their Health and Human Service spending bills containing how the bodies propose to deal with the impending 7% cut to community-based service rates.

There’s good news and bad news, so we need your help NOW to encourage legislators to work out the best final legislation possible.

Read this short summary of where each proposal stands and follow instructions below to send customized messages to your elected officials TODAY!

  • The House budget proposal contains the Best Life Alliance legislation restoring the upcoming 7% cut, thanks to all the messages from constituents like you!
  • The Senate budget proposal delays the cut but does not stop it.
  • The Governor’s budget proposal does not stop the 7% cut.

Our goal is to have all three bodies adopt the House proposal, but they need to see support from you. Because of the difference across the three groups, we have customized three different actions depending on who represents you.

Take 5 minutes TODAY to follow these steps and TAKE ACTION:

  1. Confirm your Representative and Senator, and which party they are from (use this link if you don’t already know
  2. Based on your Representative and Senator’s party affiliation, send the following message via email or phone call:

If your legislator is a GOP/Republican Senator, please contact them with this message:

“Sen. Abeler’s current omnibus bill delays the 7% cut to disability services but does not stop the 7% cut. This upcoming 7% cut to Home and Community-Based Services would be devastating to Minnesotans with disabilities who access services, as well as their staff who provide critical supports to help them live their best lives. Disability services are in critical need of long term rate sustainability, please speak with your caucus leadership about the need to not just delay, but STOP the 7% cut.”

If your legislator is a GOP/Republican Representative, please contact them with this message:

“Thank you for recognizing the critical need to stop the 7% cut to disability services and for prioritizing stopping the 7% cut in the House Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. Your support on this issue will truly impact the lives of those who access and provide disability services across the state.”

If your legislator is a DFL legislator, please contact them with this message:

“Representative Halverson and Senator Eken have drafted a letter asking the Governor to support restoring the 7% cut to disability services. This upcoming 7% cut to Home and Community-Based Services would be devastating to Minnesotans with disabilities who access services, as well as their staff who provide critical supports to help them live their best lives. Please show your support for stopping the cut by signing your name to this letter.”

3. Forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to help Stop The 7% Cut today!

Thank you!

 

P.S. If possible, please email Sara Grafstrom at sgrafstrom@arrm.org with any response you receive.

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