Monday, February 14, 2011

Families Impacting Budget Cuts

FV Indiana is hearing the concerns of our members about potential cuts and changes to the programs that are critical to Indiana families. We recognize that the news of cuts at the state and federal level can feel overwhelming; we want to support you as you seek to understand proposals and share your perspective. In the next two weeks your input is urgently needed.
At the state level please consider contacting your state Representative and Senator to share your perspective on:
Medicaid Waivers
School Funding (including special education)
First Steps

To learn more about proposals at the state level, we encourage you to refer to the FV Indiana guide, the Arc of Indiana, and 5th Freedom.

At the National Level cuts have been proposed for almost every program that touches Hoosier children and families. Please contact Senator Lugar, Senator Coats and your Representative (to find your senators' and representatives' phone numbers, use this searchable online congressional directory or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators' and/or representative's office) to share how important the following programs are to your community:
WIC
CSHCS
Food Stamps

To learn more about the importance of these cuts please refer to AMCHP or the AUCD.

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