1. Contact New York’s two U.S. Senators and a) thank them for their ongoing opposition to Medicaid cuts and b) ask them to vote NO on the AHCA (for contact information, you may use ANCOR’s tool by clicking here. When contacting Senators, share your perspective as a person/family member/provider of services to people with disabilities, and what Medicaid-funded services mean to you.
2. Write to your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington and tell them to vote against any legislation that will cut Medicaid. You can help ensure that misinformed politicians do not dismantle the safety net for people with disabilities that has taken decades to build (click here to download a draft letter). Likewise with Senators, when contacting Representatives, share your perspective and the reasons you find Medicaid-funded supports so valuable.
3. Write your local media outlets (to view a recent letter to the editor of the Buffalo News by Mindy Cervoni, CEO of CSDD, click here.)
4. Attend Town Hall gatherings (sign up for your U.S. House and U.S. Senate elected officials’ email updates to learn about dates and locations of Town Hall gatherings and other information by going to elected official’s websites; if you do not know who represents you, use ANCOR’s locator tool linked here and input your zip code to find out!
5. Post your objections and your point of view on social media.
- Use your Social Media accounts to contact and tag your Congressional representatives in Washington DC.
- Follow and use the hashtags: #SaveMedicaid, #VoteNoAHCA, #AHCA, #NoCutsNoCaps, #Medicaid, #SaveOurCare.
- Use photos, tag your Congressional representatives and encourage family and friends to share your message.