photo of mom and daughter with down syndrome talking to senator ron johnsonEach August, Members of Congress go home to their states or districts. Wisconsin members of the House are expected to be home July 29 (this could change) with U.S. Senators returning August 5. All members return to Washington, D.C. September 9.

This is an important opportunity to engage our elected officials and remind them about the vital programs that support the independence of people with disabilities in Wisconsin.  Whether you met with your Members, invite them to an event – or even your home, or attend a town hall – Congress needs to hear from you!

Below are tools and resources to support your outreach to Members of Congress around community living and specifically, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. MFP has supported 91,000 seniors and people with disabilities to move back home after time in an institutional setting. The EMPOWER Care Act, which funds the program for 4.5 years, has already passed the House – we need the Senate to act!

Thanks to BPDD for this handy Congressional Contact sheet.

Keep checking here to find town hall dates near you.