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March 16, 2016

Dear Friends and VOR Members,

We urge you to act immediately.

Protection and Advocacy Agencies (P & A) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) file mass actions with the purpose of closing Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID) in pursuit of an ideological agenda to serve all people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in the community.

These actions are typically filed without consultation with the individuals’ guardians, who have consistently opposed such actions, despite the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead decision that compel the government to respect the right of choice. 

Please email your representative in the U.S. House of Representatives immediately and request that he or she contact the House Appropriations Committee by March 23, 2016 and ask the Committee to include language in two appropriations bills which will protect the rights of individuals with I/DD who require and choose an ICF/IID level of care.  

Taking action is easy.  Please click on the link below to be taken to a ready-to-send email to your U.S. House Representative.  You can edit it, if you wish, before sending.

CLICK HERE

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. 

Please feel free to forward this alert to others who would like to help.

Gratefully,

Hugo Dwyer

hdwyer@vor.net

P.S. Planning to join VOR in Washington, D.C. this June? See details at VOR's website

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Comments

Martha Moyer

This is no something I can't support since Texas has 13 institutions and a horrendous waiting list for services. There must be some closures! If like one or two institutions remain I could cope with that. Martha from Texas

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