~ A call to action from our friends at the National Council ~
If you’re feeling inspired by any of the events of last week, don’t let that energy fade!
Congress is debating a series of proposals that could roll back coverage and access to care for people living with mental illness or addiction. There has never been a more important time to speak up for behavioral health and turn your inspiration into action.
Last week, hundreds of you joined us in making calls to your members of Congress asking them to preserve lifesaving mental health and addiction care. This week, continue your advocacy by joining our letter writing campaign.
All you have to do is:
- Download the template letter here.
Personalize the letter with information about your organization, who you serve, and why Medicaid coverage is crucial to your clients. Feel free to modify the letter in any way to make it your own! (Not a health care provider? Use this template letter instead).
- Download the 2017 Health Staffer Directory. Search by your state or Congressional District to find both of your Senators and your Representative. Email each office a separate copy of your personalized letter.