The Governor’s Proposed Budget has over one-half billion dollars-worth of cuts to services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. New federal funding will prevent cuts that would negatively impact The Campbell Center’s services.
These proposed cuts would range between 7.5% to 14% depending on the program. We already rely on significant funding from non-governmental entities, such as donors like you. To reduce our funding even further would be devastating to our Associates.
Can you take 3 minutes to make a call or send an e-mail to prevent these cuts?
Go to https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative and enter your zip code.
When it identifies your representative, click on the “mail” icon under their picture.
You may be asked to re-enter your zip code. If you don’t know the extra four digits, that’s usually ok.
Either fill out the e-mail form or scroll to the bottom of the screen for the phone number for their office. You can call their district office or the office in Washington, D.C. (note that D.C. is three hours ahead of California, so call before 2 p.m.)
What do you say? That’s easy! The message is very simple….
“I am a constituent of the Representative. Please support extra federal funding for California to help save disability services. And please ask your colleagues in the Senate to support it, too!”
That’s it! You’ve just asked your representative for the funds that will help prevent major cuts to your services, and most importantly, you’ve told them you also want them to encourage their colleagues to be a part of the solution.
This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about the services that make full, integrated lives possible for over 350,000 Californians with developmental disabilities. Your advocacy can make a difference, but only if you act now!
David Fields, Executive Director