Sunday, June 21, 2009

Getting on my soapbox for a minute

A few things that you need to care about...

**HEALTH CARE REFORM - contact your senators and representatives and encourage them to support health care for all Americans.

-Sign a petition:

-The Arthritis Foundation's stance:

**THE FAMILY CORD BLOOD BANKING ACT - this would allow the costs for cord blood banking to be paid using pre-tax health savings plans

-House Bill 1718:

-Sample letter to send your state rep:

-Find your state representative:


The Illinois state buget is out of control, but to solve the problem the people we voted to send to Springfield are talking about cutting funding to programs that provide services and housing for people with developmental disabilities and the mentally ill. They will cut child care subsidies that allow parents to go to school and/or work. Cuts will be made in funding for Early Childhood (3-5 year old) programs and at-risk programing. There will be cuts in the number of Department of Human Services offices and DCFS caseworkers (making their caseloads go from 15 to 50). Teen pregnancy prevention services will be cut. Services for seniors and veterans will be cut.

Illinoisians MUST contact Governor Quinn and your local legislators to let them know you WILL NOT SUPPORT CUTS TO SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS. It is our duty as Americans to take care of our fellow Americans. We must support those who are too young, too old, or too ill to care for themselves. We must support working parents and people who are trying to better themselves. We must not take what we have for granted.

-Email Governor Quinn:

-Email your state legislator:

Don't be ignorant. Get educated!!

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