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September 23, 2014Alerts

Action Needed for Co-sponsors on House Resolution 1018!

Friends –

Representative Thomas Murt’s House Resolution 1018 authorizes the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to do a study and make a report on the impact of the 2012-2013 ten percent reduction in funding for community mental health services.  The Resolution also forms an advisory committee.  Click here to read the Resolution.

The study in House Resolution 1018 is important.  The study will determine the effect of funding reductions on access to community mental health services.  The study will inform lawmakers and stakeholders whether there is enough access to services and supports for children and adults with mental illness.

The House Human Services Committee will vote on House Resolution 1018 this week.  Click here to read DRN’s prior alert on this.  The next step would be for the Resolution to be voted on by the entire House of Representatives.  The Resolution only needs to be passed by the House of Representatives.

There are very few days remaining in this legislative session.  It is vital that lawmakers are educated on the importance of this Resolution for children and adults who have mental illness.  Please contact your Representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor House Resolution 1018.  Click here to read DRN’s memo regarding co-sponsorship.

Click here to find your Representative.

Bipartisan support is needed to pass the Resolution.  Please focus your advocacy on reaching out to Republicans and asking them to co-sponsor House Resolution 1018.

Thank you,

Chava Kintisch, Esquire
Director of Civic and Government Affairs
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
(215) 238-8070, extension 210 (voice)
(877) 375-7139 (TDD)
(215) 772-3126 (fax)