There are over 6,000 people in VA on waiting lists for home and community based Medicaid Waivers. Potential cuts to Medicaid Waiver services also exist. Advocates will push for budget amendments to address the long waiting lists and potential cuts to services.
Action Needed: Monday, Jan. 17 the Coalition for Virginians with Mental Disabilities invites families and other concerned citizens to join them for a Rally at the Bell Tower followed by visits with your legislators. (see attachments)
1. Contact your legislator by letter or by email to let him or her know you will be in Richmond on January 17th and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with either the legislator or the legislative aide. You can find out who your legislators are and their contact information here:http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openformLet them know that you are especially interested in funding for Medicaid Waivers. Include a few words about why this is of interest to you. Invite your legislator to join you at the Rally between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square.
2. Ask for an appointment to visit your legislators after the Rally is over (after 10 a.m.). Plan and rehearse what you will say to your legislators or to their aides when you visit them. You may want to put your remarks in writing to leave with them.