Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Increased Demand, Layoffs and People Not Getting Services--Be An Active Consumer of Services

The Pittsburgh Tribune published the following info:
"A survey of 1,000 nonprofit organizations by United Way of Pennsylvania found that 82 percent experienced increased demand for service, 64 percent had layoffs and about one-third turned away people needing services."  Are you effected by these budget changes?
This is why it's important to be active in supporting local congresspeople and senators who support the needs of your child/adult child.  Get to know your senator and congressmen and the staff in their offices.  When they can put a face to the issue you are more likely to get the results you want.  It's harder for them to vote against a bill when they know the person it will effect and know they will see them in their office after a vote cutting the budget for needed services.  This doesn't mean only complaining! Be sure to let them know when they've done something right as well.  Everyone can use a little positive reinforcement!

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