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Fighting for Our Service System

January 2015

The Push for 10% Continues

The 19-member Lanterman Coalition, including The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA), is urging the Brown administration to stop the current state of collapse of our system. This starts with a 10% reinvestment in developmental services as a stop-gap until rates for service providers, and regional center budget calculations, can be reformed.

Change Happens From the Ground UP

Key sources in the Legislature made it clear that this year legislative leaders will take their cues from the rank and file members of the Assembly and Senate. But how do individual legislators develop their priorities? By hearing what the people who got them elected have to say.

Does fixing our system's funding matter to you? Then now is the time to tell your state Senator and Assemblymember! Tell them that developmental services is a priority!

We have new legislators serving HRC's area, and we want to help them get to know our clients, families, services, and service providers. You can call, write, or meet with them and tell them your story. Watch this newsletter for news about opportunities to meet your legislator.

Read More about the 10% Advocacy Plan

Change.Org petition urging reform nearing 4,000 signatures

There's a new, easy way to take your first step to sharing your story. The Lanterman Coalition's Change.Org petition! Join the thousands of Californians signing on and telling their legislators "support the developmental disabilities community!" Click, sign, and share it on