The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is deep. Over half a billion dollars in cuts to the system have been considered, affecting every way people with developmental disabilities are supported in communities of their choosing.
The good news is, the version of the Legislature's Budget Governor Newsom is reviewing doesn't hurt people with developmental disabilities or their families. It even helps to improve their lives in key ways. But the developmental disabilities services system may still face cuts. We need to make one last push this month to make sure that doesn't happen.
Governor Newsom needs to hear from you today. Between now and June 30th, he still has the power to make last-minute cuts to next year's Budget. The only way to make sure that doesn't happen is by telling him to you strongly support a Budget that protects the developmental disabilities service system and its funding.
Will you take the time to let Governor Newsom know that supporting the developmental disabilities service system matters to you?
1) Go to the Governor's website. You can either email him, or call directly at (916) 445-2841. When you do, tell him you strongly support a Budget that protects the developmental disabilities service system and its funding.
2) If you're on social media, forward this message to him on Twitter.
3) Forward this email, or share as a webpage, to get the word to your community!
It is important that everyone – especially individuals and families living with disability – respond to the 2020 Census. Information collected in the Census will inform the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds – including Medicaid and Medicare!
Fill out the online form to be counted in the census today!
Learn more details about the 2020 Census
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order to send all registered voters a vote-by-mail ballot.
Voting Resources for People with Disabilities