JOIN WITH US AT PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES IN BRINGING ABOUT A CHANGE IN HARRISBURG. REACH OUT WITH US TO HARRISBURG AND YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR
Now more than ever due to the pandemic, PACC needs you, your family members, friends, and local Legislators to advocate for the 75% retainer payment for Home and Community and Employment Services!
Please begin to advocate for PACC to retain essential community supports currently suspended due to social isolation to ensure we can reopen after this crisis, maintain our employees and their health benefits and our countless partnerships with community locations to provide services!
Currently the U.S. House of Representatives are deliberating and soon will vote on the next stimulus package which will include funding for the States including PA. After passing in the House the U.S. Senate will deliberate then vote. If passed in the Senate, this will be sent to the President for his signature then…the funding will be disbursed to the States including PA. According to Mark Davis, President and CEO of PAR: Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, Providers in PA “should soon have a decision” regarding whether or not Governor Wolf and the PA Legislature will approve the 75% Retainer Payment we all have been diligently advocating for.
In light of this, now is the time for PACCs voices to be heard even louder and clearer! Please keep calling and emailing our PA Legislators!
WAYS TO REACH OUT
Below is the contact information for U.S. and PA Legislative Leadership.
- PA United States Congressman for PACC Carnegie Office, Conner Lamb
Local #: 412.344.5583
Washington D.C. #: 202.225.2301
Email via his website: lamb.house.gov/contact/email
Additional email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PA Senator Bob Casey
Washington D.C. #: 202.224.6324; 866.802.2833
Email via his website: casey.senate.gov/contact
- PA Senator Pat Toomey
Washington D.C.#: 202.224.4254
Email via his website: Toomey.senate.gov/?p+contact
- PA Governor Tom Wolf
- Chief of Staff for Governor Wolf; Mike Brunelle
- Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Wolf; Alison Beam
- Secretary Department of Human Services Teresa Miller
Alt. Phone: 717-787-3600
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
Anita Astorino Kulik for Carnegie, PA
Local #: 412.429.6310; 412.264.4260
Harrisburg #: 717.783.3780
- Friend of PACC: Dan Miller for Mt. Lebanon, PA
Local #: 412.343.3870
- IDA Caucus member: Brandon Markosek
Local #: 412.856.8284
- Matt Bradford
- Bryan Cutler
- Frank Dermody
- Stanley Saylor
- Mike Turzai
- Pennsylvania Senators:
- Wayne Fontana for Carnegie, PA
Local #: 412.344.2551
- Jay Costa: Democratic Leader
Local #: 412.241.6690
- Patrick Browne
- Jake Corman
- Vincent Hughes
- Joseph Scarnati
A MESSAGE FROM TERESA MILLER THE SECRETARY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
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