Time for Action: 
Wednesday, January 10 - CHIP Day of Action 
January 9, 2018
FROM: 
Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President
Hilary Denk and Heather Cunningham, LWVIL Issues Co-chairs 
Janet Craft and Margaret O'Hara, LWVIL Issue Specialists, Healthcare
 
ACTION NEEDED: 
Call your US Senators and Representative and ask them to oppose any government funding bill that does not include complete funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Our colleagues, Protect Our Care IL are calling for a day of action on these calls for Wednesday, January 10.  

This phone number may be used to make your calls:  (202) 224-3121.

WHY IT MATTERS:  
Congress votes on January 19th to fund the federal government; long-term CHIP must be included when they do.  This usually bipartisan supported program has had no funding since September 30th.  Already children in some states now have lost access to healthcare.  If not passed soon healthcare coverage for 326,000 Illinois children is at risk.
League of Women Voters of Illinois
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 634, Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 939-5935  | Email:  issues@lwvil.org  | website:  www.lwvil.org
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