TEXAS SSLC ADVOCACY TRIP TO DC!!!

TEXAS SSLC ADVOCACY TRIP TO DC!!!

From Liz Belile

We are raising $$ to send FOUR family advocates to Washington DC, June 7-12 to participate in the VOR nat'l disability advocacy conference & to educate TX legislators in DC. Please help! https://bit.ly/2uLhpSZ

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Update #1

6 months ago

Dear Families and Friends of the Texas State Supported Living Centers:

VOR continues its critical mission of working in support of the vulnerable residents at our thirteen State Supported Living Centers. This is a request for your financial support.

With your help (donation), your VOR State representatives will:

• provide informational materials to members of the Texas Congressional delegation (Approx. $700) and

• send representatives to the June, 2019 VOR Conference in Washington, DC - where they will visit with members of Congress and their staff, requesting that Congress stop funding groups and programs which undermine and eliminate long-term care facilities (like our SSLCs) for persons who cannot care for themselves. (Approx. $8,000 needed for 4 people to make this trip)

The representatives are guardians of loved ones in our Texas SSLCs. They are going to address federal legislation that is threatening the existence our lifesaving SSLCs and to visit Texas congressional district regarding closure issues and sheltered workshops.

Your delegates are:
Rebecca Japko/Brenham SSLC
Deborah Cates/Denton SSLC
Liz Belile/Austin SSLC/VOR Texas State Representative
Debra Wallace/Austin SSLC/VOR Texas State Tepresentative

Every gift counts, no matter how small. Please consider making a gift to our fundraiser for this important work. Contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued support! Working together, we make a difference!

Giving Levels

Simple Gift

Any donations you make will go toward paying for travel and lodging for us while we attend the conference in DC

$25

Even Better

Again, your donations will be used to defray the cost of our travel and lodging for this advocacy trip to DC!

$50

Pure Love

Seriously, you are the best. We will be doing great work in DC to advocate for our loved ones and the many severely disabled loved ones in Texas and nationally.

$100

ANGELS!

We are seeking ANGEL Donors to help make this important advocacy trip a reality!

$1,000

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Four family advocates --  Liz Belile, Debra Wallace, Becky Japko, and Debbie Cates -- will be headed to Washington, DC on June 8 to attend the annual VOR national conference and legislative initiative on behalf of the state of Texas. All four advocates are the legal guardians of a loved one -- a child or a sibling -- residing in a Texas State Supported Living Center, or Intermediate Care Facilities. We have fought long and hard to keep all 13 of our specialty care centers open and indeed, are working on expanding the excellent services they provide as resources not only for current residents, but to the 1000s of severely impaired, medically fragile, and behaviorally challenged intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in Texas. This is a critical opportunity for our TX family members to educate and connect with our US Congress members. Please share with family and friends to make this very important advocacy trip possible. We are up against well-funded gov't entities and advocacy organizations, greedy profiteers and lobbyists, all working 365 days a year to CLOSE our critical care centers...but our truth and the stories of our families and loved ones need to be HEARD. Please help!

ANY donation will help.

 

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Liz Belile posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #1

Dear Families and Friends of the Texas State Supported Living Centers:

VOR continues its critical mission of working in support of the vulnerable residents at our thirteen State Supported Living Centers. This is a request for your financial support.

With your help (donation), your VOR State representatives will:

• provide informational materials to members of the Texas Congressional delegation (Approx. $700) and

• send representatives to the June, 2019 VOR Conference in Washington, DC - where they will visit with members of Congress and their staff, requesting that Congress stop funding groups and programs which undermine and eliminate long-term care facilities (like our SSLCs) for persons who cannot care for themselves. (Approx. $8,000 needed for 4 people to make this trip)

The representatives are guardians of loved ones in our Texas SSLCs. They are going to address federal legislation that is threatening the existence our lifesaving SSLCs and to visit Texas congressional district regarding closure issues and sheltered workshops.

Your delegates are:
Rebecca Japko/Brenham SSLC
Deborah Cates/Denton SSLC
Liz Belile/Austin SSLC/VOR Texas State Representative
Debra Wallace/Austin SSLC/VOR Texas State Tepresentative

Every gift counts, no matter how small. Please consider making a gift to our fundraiser for this important work. Contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued support! Working together, we make a difference!

Liz Belile commented on a blog post:
6 months ago
Thank you to everyone who has donated, cheered us on, shared, and cared!

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