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MCIL Action Alert Contact your Elected Official to Support PCA Emergency Funding!

We need YOU to help today!

Call Your Senator and Representative NOW - Support Emergency PCA Funding!

Minnesota legislators are at the Capitol today and have an opportunity to vote for House File
11.    This bill includes an emergency rate increase for our Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program, which is critical in helping make sure that older adults and Minnesotans with disabilities stay healthy and in their homes during COVID-19.

We need YOU to email your State Representative and Senator TODAY with this message:

Dear     ,
Please support the emergency funding for Minnesota’s Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program that is included in House File 11.

More than 40,000 people with disabilities and older adults depend on this service to stay safe and healthy in their homes. Without support from PCAs, many people are facing the real threat of moving into nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals, where they are at even greater risk of contracting COVID-19.

This funding is more urgent now than ever and must be the priority for any investments in disability services and supports during the special session.

Please don’t let another opportunity pass before funding the crucial PCA services that support our grandparents, as well as our friends, family members, and neighbors with disabilities, to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. Your support will truly save lives.

Here are the 3 action steps YOU can take to help:

1.    Go to this link to find out who represents you: gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts. Make sure you find your State legislators - not your U.S. Senators and Representatives.
2.    Copy and paste the message above into an email. Add a personal story about the importance of the PCA program and how it impacts your life.
3.    Send the email NOW, with the subject line “Support Emergency PCA Funding”.