ACTION 1: EMAIL LEGISLATORS:
Email them directly in one group and copy The Arc of VA.
APPROACH: QUANTITY COUNTS
Because these key Legislators are very familiar with our request, we want the messaging to be short and simple. They know what we want...this outreach is about letting them know HOW MANY PEOPLE....VOTERS....CARE ABOUT THE DD COMMUNITY. So that means volume is what counts. So after you email, get 5 of your friends, family or neighbors to email too!
MESSAGE: GOING SIMPLE
Simply Copy & Paste the message below. Feel free to add your own personal message as well, or just send as is. Remember this campaign is about VOLUME.
"Don't Forget About Us : Fulfill the Commonwealth's Promise of a Robust Community Based System for People with Developmental Disabilities.
- FUND Viable Rate Increases for DD Waiver Services
- INVEST in Innovation
- FUND 1200 DD Waiver Slots in FY 24
- SUPPORT Parents as Paid Caregivers"
CONTACT INFO for EMAILING:
- Send as one email to all members at once, and COPY The Arc (we need to be able to track response for discussion with legislators!)
- Subject Line: "Fund the DD System Rescue Plan"
- Address to "Dear/To/Attention Budget Conferees"
- Sign with your name and address
SEND TO: (should easily select all to cut & paste)
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov, DelTAustin@house.virginia.gov, DelRBloxom@house.virginia.gov, DelEBrewer@house.virginia.gov, DelLTorian@house.virginia.gov, DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov