The Illinois General Assembly returns to session today and will remain in straight through May 31 as the deadline looms to pass legislation and a state budget.
Illinois receives $8.1 billion from the federal America Rescue Plan for use by the state government for COVID-19 relief. LeadingAge Illinois has partnered with the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) on a joint ask of $435 million for providers to continue the fight against COVID-19.
We need your help in contacting your legislators to urge them to provide this critically needed funding and accountability payments for providers.
This will take a small amount of time to make a big difference. Our collective voices need to flood legislator phone lines to get our message heard loud and clear.
Here is how you can help:
Call your State Representative and Senator in their Springfield office.
Deliver this message: “Good morning/afternoon, my name is (NAME) and I am the (TITLE) at (ORGANIZATION). On behalf of our staff, residents, and families, we urge you to support the LeadingAge Illinois and Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) request for $435 million from the America Rescue Plan to go towards funding and payments to skilled nursing centers, supportive living programs, and assisted living communities. Please act for the older adults we serve in your district and support this critically needed funding. Thank you for your time and leadership.”
- Have your board, staff, residents, and families make these calls as well.
Thank you in advance for your action and advocacy.