Monday, April 03, 2006

Down Syndrome Alert

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ACTION ALERT
From the National Down Syndrome Society
April 3, 2006


TELL HOUSE MEMBERS TO OPPOSE BUDGET CUTS TO DISABILITY SERVICES
On March 29, 2006 the House Budget Committee approved a budget resolution that could result in significant funding cuts for services that are critically important for individuals with disabilities and their families. This resolution proposes funding cuts of $9 billion in fiscal year 2007. The cuts would go even deeper over the next five years. Many amendments were rejected that would have restored some of the funding.

The full House is expected to vote on the budget resolution sometime this week. We need your help to protect disability programs and services. Please contact your House Representative TODAY and urge him or her to vote against the budget resolution unless amendments are approved that would sufficiently increase funding.

The message is:
Pass a House Budget Resolution that sets discretionary spending limits at sufficient levels to increase funding for programs and services for people with disabilities and their families.
Reject the Budget Resolution’s instructions that would force Congress to cut funds from critical disability entitlement programs.
Visit http://capwiz.com/ndss/issues/alert/?alertid=8647231 and type your zip code in the box at the top of the page to send an email to your member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

If you have questions or comments about this alert, contact Ricki Sabia at rsabia@ndss.org. If you or others you know would like to be added to the NDSS mailing list, send name(s) and email address to info@ndss.org






National Down Syndrome Society,
666 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Phone: 800-221-4602; Fax: 212-979-2873
e-mail: info@ndss.org; Web site: http://www.ndss.org/






Our mission is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.

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