What can NJACP members do TODAY to #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity?
Please join us to support $69 million in the FY23 Budget for an 8.5% residential rate increase!
Amplify our Message on Social Media TODAY!!
Use Twitter to send targeted messages to the following members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly!
Please send the following message on your social media accounts! The Twitter addresses for the targeted lawmakers are below:
Senate President Nick Suctari @senpresscutari
Senate Majority Leader Lou Greenwwald @SenMTeresaRuiz
Senate Budget Chairperson Paul Sarlo @PaulASarlo
Senate Minority Leader Steven Oroho @stevenoroho
Senate Minority Budget Officer Senator Declan O’Scanlon @declanoscanlon
Senator Anthony Bucco @tonybucco
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin @SpeakerCoughlin
Assembly Budget Chairperson Eliana Pintor Marin @Aswpintormarin
Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald @LouGreenwald
If possible, please also include NJACP’s social media. For Twitter the address is @njproviders.
Messaging points for Twitter/social media:
1. #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity for the IDD community includes $69 million in the FY23 budget for residential rates to maintain programs and homes for those with disabilities.
2. Disability providers kept people safe during the pandemic but now are struggling with inflation and no rate increase since 2014 #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity and include $69million for a residential rate increase in the FY23 budget.
3. Families need to know their services will be there when needed. Help IDD providers make this a reality and include $69million in the FY23 for residential rates and #KeepthelightsonfortheIDDcommunity!
4. IDD services are threatened for agencies struggling with inflation & the ongoing pandemic due to NO RATE INCREASE since 2014! Raise residential rates 8.5% with $69million in FY23 and #Keepthelightsonforthe IDDcommunity for the IDD Community.
5. The pandemic is NOT over for the IDD Community! Don’t let runaway inflation reduce availability of services for families. #KeepthelightsOnfortheIDDcommunity by including $69million in FY23 for residential rates.
6. A $69 million investment in IDD services in the FY23 Budget will help ensure families and individuals have access to the disability services they need.
If, in your message, you are able to link one or both of the following documents, then please do so. There are only so many characters and the message itself is most important!!!
· Budget Chart
· Budget Bulleted Statement
Call for ActionHelp us take action today by using our action tool to urge your Senators to support funding for the Medicaid HCBS program!
- In November, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed budget reconciliation legislation that, if signed into law, would create an historic $150 billion investment in the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program. This funding is critical to ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can leverage the services they need to support their health, well-being, and inclusion in the community. The $150 billion included in the House-passed bill is critical for states to begin building a more sustainable HCBS infrastructure that can start to address the direct care workforce crisis.
- The budget reconciliation legislation must now pass in the U.S. Senate, where negotiations are ongoing over how to drastically scale back the legislative package. Now is the time to contact your Senators and tell them that HCBS funding must be included in the revised legislation.
- Contact your Senators today and tell them they must support a $150 billion investment in Medicaid HCBS as part of any legislation that moves forward through the budget reconciliation process.
Thank you to everyone who has taken action so far! We have sent over 2,000 messages to the U.S. Senate, with Pennsylvania, New York, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Colorado in the lead for the states that have taken action the most. Please share far and wide with your networks and keep the momentum going!
Thank you in advance for your participation. Please direct any questions to Maureen Shea at email@example.com.