Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Call to Action: Contact Your Legislator

Tuesday, May 25, is an important day to contact your House Representative. 

Today, the House of Representatives will take up legislation on House Bill 2435 (HB 2435) introduced by Rep Dwight Evans, majority Appropriations Committee Chair, that proposes raising revenue, thus decreasing the need for further funding cuts for essential community services.

So far, the General Assembly has responded to the state's revenue-challenged budget crisis with cuts to behavioral health and developmental disabilities services, community and economic development, services to low-income seniors and other critical services. HB 2435 finally acknowledges the need to end the cuts.

Please contact your House Representative today and share the following:
  • *I am a constituent and I urge you to support HB 2435.
  • *We demand that there be no more cuts to essential services. Urge for support in raising new revenue.
  • *Solving the budget crisis with cuts alone will leave thousands more Pennsylvanians vulnerable and will cost jobs.
To find your Representative, click here and type your zip code into the upper right hand corner. Your state representative's name and contact information will appear. For today, contact each rep at his or her Harrisburg number.

For more information on HB 2435, click here.  For more information on mental health advocacy, visit the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania website.

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