The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) hopes to recruit as many people possible to attend a Rally and Assembly Budget Hearings in Sacramento on March 4th. The Rally starts at 11:00 am. Assembly Budget Subcommittee Hearings start at 1:30. This Subcommittee is responsible for developmental disabilities funding.
For more information or to attend on March 4th please contact Daniel Savino at: [email protected].
Your advocacy and support is appreciated and valued because “We Speak With One Voice”.
San Andreas Regional Center
|ARCA, and the rest of the Lanterman Coalition, needs you to join us next Wednesday for a rally and the first major Budget committee hearing!
Rally @ the Capitol!
The Lanterman Coalition’s members continue to push for funding reform to fix our developmental services system, and we’ve got a big opportunity for you to advocate for our system and your services.
Can you join us at the Capitol for a rally at 11am on Wednesday, March 4th? Can you come testify and show your support for our system at a Budget hearing, in room 4202, at 1:30pm that afternoon? Then mark it on your calendar – now is your time to help!
The day will start with the Coalition holding a rally on the north steps of the Capitol (by 11th and L Streets), starting at 11am and going to noon. We’re working on a roster of special speakers, and will be seizing this chance to show our strength, and raise our voice! [print-ready invitation flyer available]
Later, at 1:30pm in room 4202 of the Capitol, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee that is responsible for developmental services funding will be talking about the Budget. This is your first, best chance to tell the Legislature why your service system needs a 10% increase now, and long-term funding reform.
Come to the hearing and let your voice be heard! What services are no longer available? How could more funding better meet your needs? Or take a look at the Coalition’s potential talking points for family members, self-advocates, service provider employees and organizations, and regional center employees. We’ll look forward to seeing you at the hearing, and at 11 am at the north steps of the Capitol. Come show your support for your community!
Public Parking: 1303 10th Street
Rally location: North steps of the Capitol
Hearing Location: State Capitol, Room 4202
Can’t make it, but want to share your perspective?
Please email your comments to “The Honorable Tony Thurmond,” chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services. The email address is:
Personal, honest, respectful testimony will be a great help.
Pro tip: Include your mailing address at the bottom to ensure your testimony can be properly accepted!
Want to come to the next hearing? The Senate’s twin of this critical subcommittee is having their hearing at9:30am, Thursday, March 12th. The hearing will be in room 4203.
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