ACTION ALERT: Make Another Call For Medicaid Restoration!

Call your legislators to help restore Medicaid!

Yes, we’re asking you to make a call for Medicaid again.  The Appropriations Committee must take final action by Thursday, April 5, this may be our last opportunity to push for restoration of Medicaid cuts!  Keep scrolling to get all the details of how to reach out to legislators.  Click here for a fact sheet on this issue.

We are asking the Appropriations Committee to include restoration of Medicaid cuts in a FY ’19 budget bill.  This includes:

What To Say & Who To Contact

What to tell legislators:

Start by telling them who you are and that you are a constituent calling about Medicaid cuts.  If you are personally affected by these cuts, make sure to tell them!

Then ask them to:

End by thanking them for their time and for protecting residents on Medicaid.

Who do I call?

First, call your own legislators.  Everyone has one Representative in the House, and a Senator in the Senate.  Don’t know who your legislators are?  Click here to FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS.

If your legislator is not on the Appropriations Committee, please ask them to bring your message to the Committee and to advocate on your behalf.

Another way to call: Use the switchboard phone numbers (below) and ask for your legislator or their aide.

How do I know if my legislators are on the Appropriations Committee?

Click here for a list of Appropriations Committee members.

Or even easier?  When you call, just ask the person you speak with if the legislator is on the Appropriations Committee.

Who else can I call?

Second, feel free to call legislators on the Appropriations Committee.  Click here for a list of Appropriations Committee members.

Can I email legislators instead?

It’s okay to email legislators, but they do get a lot of email — it might be better to call first, and follow up with an email.

Anything else I can do?

Yes!

A little more about the issue and the Appropriations Committee:

The Appropriations Committee held several days and evenings of hearings in February to hear from state agencies and the public.  Its Subcommittees, including the Human Services Subcommittee, have made their recommendations, and the leaders of the Committee have been reviewing those recommendations (a previous alert urged contacts with the Human Services Subcommittee).  Now is the time to influence the full Appropriations Committee.