Don’t just read this and not take action.
I know I have a lot of readers out there, and many of you tell me I speak for you. But you need to speak for yourselves, and for those you care about – and not just when you want to complain about services. The DDS budget is in trouble. You need to help.
No one gets services without resources. And remember, if you or someone you love is getting services now from DDS – DDA or RSA – you are the lucky ones. Many, many people in our city don’t qualify for DDA supports at all under the current eligibility criteria.
Here is the Power Point for the DDS budget: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B489LE-2ltOgbUdJV2xKbG9nU00/view?usp=sharing
Here is my testimony to the council committee: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B489LE-2ltOgTEpnTXpTQ3dxbEk/view?usp=sharing
I was the only family member testifying in person on Monday, and I know there are others who could have been there. You still have time to send written testimony, anytime today until 5 p.m., to Malcolm Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org. It doesn’t have to be as detailed as mine – 2 or 3 lines – The DDS budget isn’t enough! The mayor needs to pay attention to people with disabilities in our city! DDS matters to my family, to our city!
And if you don’t get to it today, you’re not off the hook. Find your council member here: http://dccouncil.us/council. Then take five minutes sometime over the next two weeks to send him or her the same message.
Numbers matter. Let the council hear from you. Now.