The following is a request for advocacy assistance from the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.
I would normally never ask for your advocacy assistance on something for my home state, but I could really use your help.
We have been working on an appropriation for Permanent Supportive Housing for people with disabilities displaced by the hurricanes for two years and we're about to lose it. This action will only take 2 - 3 minutes of your time.
A spending bill in the U.S. House of Representatives has omitted critically needed funding for people with disabilities and the elderly who are victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This bill is now expected to come to a vote of the full House this Thursday, May 15.
Our coalition leaders are asking people to call Rep. David Obey, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. James Clyburn- the three key national Congressional leaders on this issue -- and urge them to include funding for 3000 Permanent Supportive Housing rent vouchers for people with disabilities affected by the hurricanes in Louisiana!
It's quick and easy - one minute per call -- just leave your message; you will not be asked any questions; but your call will have a real impact!
Message: "Please consider including funding for 3000 Permanent Supportive Housing rent vouchers for people with disabilities affected by the hurricanes in Louisiana in the Supplemental Appropriations Bill. They can't wait any longer. Please also consider providing housing funds for Mississippi. Thankyou very much."
Here are their phone numbers:
The Hon. David Obey (chair of House Appropriations Committee): (202)225-3365
The Hon. Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker): (202) 225-4965
The Hon. James Clyburn (Majority Whip): (202) 225-3315
If you choose to make the calls, please email me to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have an idea of how many people are responding. Much more background information on this funding request is below if you are interested. Thanks so much!!
Executive Director La. Developmental Disabilities Council
Your Legislators: Click <http://www.ciclt.net/sn/peo/p_optout.aspx?ClientCode=gcdd&P_ID=101610>