As Congress turns its attention after the midterms to end-of-year spending, ANCOR’s attention continues to be focused on ensuring that funding to strengthen the direct support workforce is included in any end-of-year spending package passed by Congress. The long-standing direct support workforce crisis is only getting worse, as illustrated by the latest data from ANCOR’s nationwide survey of community providers of intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services. There is no better time than now to urge lawmakers in Congress to take bold, decisive, bipartisan action to uphold the rights of people with I/DD.
Join us for a virtual congressional briefing to analyze the latest data from ANCOR and better understand our current and upcoming opportunities for action.
This briefing is sponsored in conjunction with the following members of Congress:
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
Erica Smith Buchanan, Executive Director, CADENCE of Acadiana (Louisiana)
Yadira Holmes, Director of Government Relations, Consumer Direct Care Network (Florida)
Nic Sunchild, Direct Support Professional, Consumer Direct Care Network (Montana)
Lydia Dawson, Director of Policy, Regulatory and Legal Analysis, ANCOR
Elise Aguilar, Director of Federal Relations, ANCOR
Shannon McCracken, Vice President of Government Relations, ANCOR (moderator)
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