Posted May 13, 2009

Got this email, and thought I should share it:

We really need your help TODAY.  Please be sure that all of you call your senators today and most importantly, spread the word through your list serves, emails, Facebook, Linkedin, twitters – anything you do to communicate with people.  Too often legislators say … we just never heard from people about whatever the issue might be at the time.  This time, let our senators hear from everyone loud and clear that we want them to support long-term services and supports in healthcare reform.

In conjunction with other groups, the National Family Caregivers Association is supporting the national call-in day TODAY.   Please call your senators toll-free NOW at (866) 459-2036 and follow the voice prompts for your name and state. You will then be directed to one of your senator's offices. Once you have delivered your message to one office, ask to be connected to the office of your other Senator.

Here is a sample script you can use:

Hello. I'm a constituent, and I'm calling to ask Senator X to support including long-term services and supports in health reform. Long-term services and supports are frail seniors' primary unmet care need, and the cost of care for many families is unaffordable. Financing home and community-based services can save Medicaid dollars and improve economic growth. Please let Senator X know that I called to urge him/her to support including long-term services and supports in healthcare reform. Thank you.

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