The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a. the “Super Committee”) has been charged with cutting $1.2 to $1.5 trillion from the deficit over 10 years and must propose specific federal spending cuts by November 23 – next week. Entitlements, especially Medicaid, and other disability discretionary spending are marked with targets for the Super Committee to slash.
We need to let the Congress and the Super Committee hear from us now. Please let your representatives know that Medicaid funding provides a vital lifeline to millions of people with disabilities. Urge them not to authorize cuts that would cripple supports and services and cost DSPs their jobs.
We need to have as many contacts as possible to get Congress’ attention, so please urge your staff, the people you serve and their family members, and your allies in your community to send a letter to Congress. Please don’t wait to start making contact. Time is short.
Here are links to contact your representatives: