ARC budget petition

With the Biden administration set to send its annual budget for the next fiscal year to Congress on March 9, 2023 — a submission that marks the beginning of the appropriations process — ARC is asking you to add your name to an online petition demanding “a long overdue investment” in supports and services for people with disabilities.

ARC is calling for:

  • Funding for programs that allow people with disabilities to live at home in their communities, without having to wait years to get the supports they need.
  • #PaidLeaveForAll so workers don’t have to risk losing their jobs when taking time off to care for a loved one.
  • Better pay and benefits for direct care workers, who perform a critical job but do not earn a living wage.
  • Access to high-quality and affordable child care and early education for every family.

The petitions will be delivered in person to elected officials in Congress on Feb. 28. You can also join ARC online that day for a live-streamed event, featuring speakers impacted by the care system. Check its Facebook page for the petition, and to find updates about the event. (Sorry that I can’t post the petition, but the link keeps taking me to the one I signed!)

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