Key leaders in the Legislature announced a Budget deal that includes many critical funding changes that will help our service system! Among other things, their proposal would end family fees, reform the way regional centers are funded, and speed up rate reform for service providers! But we can’t let up yet.

The Legislature will vote on this later this week, and again next week. But this Budget includes more proposals than are likely to be included in the final Budget deal with Governor Newsom. In short, it’s a really strong base to begin negotiations.

But your legislators need to hear from you! Will you let them know you support the way their Budget proposal helps our community?

ARCA and other advocates are already in ongoing communication with the Legislature and the Administration. And we’re definitely going to be ask for you to help us convince the Governor soon.

But right now, we need to focus on where the action is. And that means thanking your legislators for supporting our system. This will help remind them of what matters to their constituents, and make it more likely these things will make the final cut!



Support The Budget Agreement!

1) Take a moment to find your legislators, and click on their websites. Find the “Capitol Office” phone number. It may be at the bottom of the page, or in a “Contact” section. Senators have phone numbers that start with 916-651-40…. Assemblymembers’ numbers start with 916-319-20….

2) Call them! Introduce yourself, say you are a constituent, and that

I support the Budget agreement, especially the way it helps people with developmental disabilities. It will end fees on families, modernize regional center funding, and get money to service providers.
Thank you for supporting our community!

3) Forward this email, or share as a webpage, to get the word to your community!