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Use Your Voice to Stop Cuts to Disability Services


Now is the time to tell legislators that funding for Disability Services is critical! 

The COVID-19 pandemic as has altered the norm of daily life for all of us. The economic fallout from this crisis has seen many people out of work. State coffers are completely reliant on people having and spending money to generate the revenue our state needs to fund basic services that people rely on. 

Governor Inslee issued a directive to all state agencies to look for reductions in their budgets for the shortfall in state revenue. The cuts being proposed would decimate the service system for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Legislators are going to need to try to figure out how to address the budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2020. 

The Arc of Washington State is convening a special session of weekly Virtual Advocacy Days with guest legislators to hear from and respond to their constituent’s concerns each Thursday at 10 am through August 6th. To join in live via Zoom go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89083668225To learn more about Virtual Advocacy Days, see the previous Power Point presentations shown, or to watch the videos from each week, go to the Arc’s Advocacy Days web page

The proposed cuts from the Developmental Disabilities Administration can be accessed here:  Proposed cuts 6-2020

Use The Arc’s DD 101 to help your legislators understand what services and supports are used by people with I/DD (Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities), which agencies provide the services and how they are paid for. The data is provided by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Click here to download/print the 2020 DD 101.



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