Never underestimate the power of the disability community
On Thursday, July 27 the U.S. Senate failed to pass a dangerous bill that would have been devastating to people with disabilities and their families (you can read the statement from The Arc U.S. here). At stake was access to health care for millions of people and massive cuts to Medicaid.
This victory is because of you! For months, disability rights activists have been calling their Members of Congress, sharing their stories, showing up to rallies and town hall events – and it made all the difference. The Arc is deeply grateful to each and every one of you for all your hard work to protect Medicaid.
Now is the time to thank Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly for standing with Hoosiers with disabilities. In addition, take a moment to thank Senator McCain (AZ), Senator Murkowski (AK) and Senator Collins (ME), who made this defeat happen!
We celebrate this victory. We remain vigilant, and as we continue our advocacy efforts, The Arc is proud to be with you in this fight!