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SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT THREATENED BY NEW GOVERNMENT MEDICARE PROPOSALS

Action Alert! Help us save Medicaid!
As individuals, businesses, and supporters who care about employment for people with developmental disabilities, we need your help today.

Supported employment services are at risk if the proposed Medicaid cuts go through next week. In Washington, 50% of services for people with developmental disabilities are funded by Medicaid. Medicaid employment services are a good investment, because when people work, they shop, pay taxes, and rely less on other government subsidies. In 2016, employment services resulted in over $48,000,000 earned by Washingtonians with developmental disabilities.

ACT NOW: If you are an individual or business that benefits from supported employment, please share how an inclusive workforce matters to you, your company, and your community.
• This link lets you share a pic and tell your story: https://medicaid.publicrep.org/savemedicaid-stories/
• You can also let your congressperson know what the cuts will mean to you: https://medicaid.publicrep.org/feature/call/

Advocacy Info: What You Need To Know

https://medicaid.publicrep.org/feature/call/

Trillium’s employment services are at no cost to businesses and individuals because legislators understand the value of people with disabilities working.  Businesses and advocates have made the case for funding Supported Employment, but we need to keep sharing outcomes and success stories so everyone has this opportunity.

We count on you to share your supported employment experience.

Every February we visit our legislators in Olympia as part of Employment Advocacy Day and in the summers we tour legislators to businesses in their community who benefit from an integrated workforce.

Let us know if you want to share your story about how supported employment services have changed your life or business.

Below is a link for you to look up your legislators–they always like to hear from their constituents.  Contact your Employment Consultant if you want to be a part of advocacy.

Look up your legislators (its easy, just enter your home or business address)

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