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Use ANCOR’s Online Action Center to Urge Support for H.R. 1264 

The Direct Support Professionals Fairness and Security Act is introduced at a time when the Administration and many in Congress are looking for ways to limit the Medicaid program. However, without enactment of the bill, people with disabilities will continue to have diffi culties in acquiring the support they need. We need your support to make this happen!

ANCOR’s Online Action Center

ANCOR has made it easy to contact your U.S. Representative and urge co-sponsorship and support for the Direct Support Professionals Fairness and Security Act of 2004. It takes less than two minutes! Go to ANCORs Web site at and click on “ANCOR Action Center,” then click on the Action Alert about the Direct Support Professional Fairness and Security Act of 2004 (H.R. 1264). There you can locate the list of cosponsors of the bill, and, by merely typing your zip code in the box in the alert marked Take Action Now and clicking on Go, you will be provided with the name and address of your Representative. You may use the text of the sample letter provided, edit that letter to your own specifications, or type in your own letter text. Fill out the information requested on you as the sender, and then click to send the message to your Representative. You must provide your address in order to have your message emailed to your Representative.

By using ANCOR’s online Action Center, you will receive a written report when your Representative co-sponsors H.R. 1264. A prepared thank you letter is already online for you to send when your Representative co-sponsors the bill. In addition, ANCOR staff can retrieve reports on which Representatives have been contacted, number of contacts by state, and even who has sent the communication. That information makes it easier for ANCOR and the National Advocacy Campaign grassroots committee to focus its efforts on your behalf. Thanks to Missouri and Minnesota providers for making the most contacts to date!

So, take five minutes right now and go to ANCOR’s Action Center and send your message on the Direct Support Professionals Fairness and Security Act of 2004 (H.R. 1264)!