ADVOCACY ACTION ALERT

From The Arc of Virginia:
Tell the General Assembly to fund community services NOT institutions!

The Virginia General Assembly House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees are evaluating budget proposals that would keep open two training centers. These institutions were scheduled to be closed in the next few years, and keeping them open would require using money that could and should be used to provide funding for more Medicaid waivers, among other issues. Please reach out to conferees and ask them not to move backwards in terms of providing services to people with I/DD.
Click here to read more about this issue on The Arc of Virginia’s website.

From The Arc of the United States:
Say NO to Medicaid/ACA cuts!

The US House of Representatives is currently working on a bill that would cut Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congress is currently on recess due to President’s Day, but it is expected that swift action will be taken regarding the ACA and Medicaid when our representatives return to work next week. We need for advocates like you to act now to let Congress know that cutting the ACA and/or Medicaid will negatively impact the lives of Virginians with disabilities, as well as their families.
Click here to read more about the Urgent President’s Day Alert on The Arc’s website.
Click here to be directed to The Arc’s web page with a more thorough explanation of the relationship between the ACA, Medicaid, and people with disabilities.

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The Arc of Southeastern Virginia Founders Society

The Arc of Southeastern Virginia Founders Society is a combined effort between The Arc of Virginia and the Southeastern Virginia community. Our mission is to establish a new local chapter of The Arc called The Arc of Southeastern Virginia that will serve adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (and their families) in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Isle of Wight County.

The Arc of Southeastern Virginia Founders Society is a grassroots organization created to meet those needs through the establishment of The Arc of Southeastern Virginia. With the support of The Arc of Virginia, and of the Southeastern Virginia community, we know we will build an organization that serves and benefits us all.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please call (757) 828-6228 or email info@thearcofseva.org to find out how you can help.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at info@thearcofseva.org with questions or concerns.

Thank you for supporting intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) advocacy!

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