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🏠 Action Alert: Keep HCBS in the bill! #HCBSCantWait 🏠

The time to act is now! The House is preparing to vote on the COVID recovery bill. Thanks to your advocacy, the bill includes $150 billion for home- and community-based services (HCBS), an investment that would increase access to services and improve support workers’ pay. Now, we just have to keep up the pressure until the bill is passed. Call your legislators now to make sure that HCBS stays in the bill! 

Here’s what YOU can do to make this happen:

  • Call your members of Congress to make sure that this vital funding is included!
  • Provide personal stories about how HCBS helps you, your family, and your state.
  • Dial 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected with your member of Congress.

You can use our script:

Script for calling your elected officials

My name is [your full name], and I am from [city]. I’m calling to ask Senator/Representative [Name] to make sure that at least $150 billion in funding for home- and community-based services stays in the COVID recovery bill. This funding would provide a critical investment in services for people with disabilities and aging adults, as well as the workforce that provides those supports. Many people with disabilities and aging adults rely on home- and community-based services to do things like get dressed, take care of our families, work, and participate in our communities. Right now, thousands of people can’t get the support they need. We need a big investment to make these services work for everyone who needs them. Can I count on the Senator/Representative’s support?

Once you’ve called your members of Congress, keep up the pressure! You can also email to let them know you’re watching. You can use our email tool below:

Email your members of Congress

Have call anxiety, or wondering what to expect from a call to your elected officials? Check out this guide to making a call to your members of Congress. 


There is no excuse for excluding home- and community-based services from COVID-19 recovery. Make sure to tell your members of Congress that #CareCantWait!

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