Call for Budget Advocacy Call-in Day 2015

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Thanks so much for participating in Budget Advocacy Call-in Day!

Here is the number to call: (800) 562-6000. The legislative hotline is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm. So don't wait to call! Here are the steps:

  1. When the operator picks up, please tell them you'd like to leave a message for all three of your elected officials.
  2. Give them your name and home address (so they can send your advocacy message to the correct legislators).
  3. When prompted for your message to legislators, use this script for all three. [NOTE: Feel free to change the text so it is in your own words and/or change the order of the sentences.]

    Please ensure the final budgets passed by the legislature match the House's proposed operating and capital budgets.

    Please ensure the final budget raises new revenue and invests at least $110 million in affordable housing.

    Please also fund the Medicaid permanent supportive housing services benefit.


    And thank you for protecting vital safety net programs like HEN, ABD, and SSI Facilitation.
  4. The operator will also ask if you want a copy of this message sent to the Governor. We recommend saying yes.

If you want to go the extra mile, you can call your three legislators one-by-one to deliver a personal advocacy message containing the basic topline messages above.

Go here to find out who your legislators are.

Go here to find the office phone numbers of your legislators.

We expect that the Senate will release their capital budget any day now. For more background on the budgets released so far, we recommend reading our blog post series analyzing each budget:

Analysis of the Governor's budget here: 2015 Budget 1.0.
Analysis of the House's budgets here: 2015 Budget 2.0.
Analysis of the Senate's operating budget here: 2015 Budget 2.5.

After you've made the call, please send the Budget Advocacy Call-in Day page to two other people (friends, family, co-workers, fellow board members).

Here is the link:

Thanks so much for taking action!

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Applause for you for making the call!!!