Friday, July 22, 2005

Coalition on Human Needs to Host Medicaid Birthday Parties...

...and more.  See the CHN.org website for details on the following events: 

Actions to Fight Cuts:
Around the country, advocates are planning actions this summer to tell Congress and the public about the need to protect low-income children, families, the elderly, and people with disabilities from service cuts. To get involved or organize more activities, find state budget contact people in your state at http://www.chn.org/pdf/statebudgetcontacts.pdf.             

Medicaid Birthday Parties: AR, IA, MO, MT, NE, NV, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, WV.
In the states listed above, groups are planning Medicaid birthday parties (Medicaid’s 40th anniversary is July 30), with cake and birthday cards delivered to senators and representatives. To find a Medicaid party in your state, contact Liz Ryan, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, at ryan@cbpp.org, or (202) 408-1080.      

Federal Budget Forums: CO, IA, MN, UT.
Groups in these states are holding forums to publicize the threats to Medicaid, Food Stamps, housing, and other services. To learn more, email or call the state budget contact person in your state, listed at http://www.chn.org/pdf/statebudgetcontacts.pdf.

Release of State Hunger Data or other Food Stamp events: MT, OH, OR, NV, PA.  State groups are holding press events about hunger in these states. To learn more, email or call the state budget contact person in your state, listed at http://www.chn.org/pdf/statebudgetcontacts.pdf.             

Emailable letter to Congress.
Tell Congress protect services for low-income families. This email letter is provided by the Coalition on Human Needs at http://www.chn.org/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1001

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