Introducing the #ForgottenFaces Campaign
From the loss of loved ones, essential supports and livelihoods, many are hurting. The field of disability supports is among the hardest hit. While some have received funding and access to PPE, many providers have been barely hanging on, and passed over with each agreement reached on Capitol Hill and in the halls of our federal agencies. We cannot let these #ForgottenFaces continue to go unrecognized.
ANCOR is taking multiple steps, including continuing to collect data, lobbying members of Congress, and recognizing and sharing stories of the direct support professionals who are on the frontlines of this crisis. These efforts and more comprise our #ForgottenFaces campaign, which officially kicks off today.
Here’s how you can get involved in this campaign to highlight, and advocate for, those who are being left behind by our federal government’s response to the pandemic:
Moving forward, we will be sending you semi-regular updates with the latest news, stories from the frontlines and opportunities to take action. We know this is a challenging time, and we appreciate you taking the time to complete any of the above steps. We must ensure that these #ForgottenFaces stop being overlooked.
Call for Volunteers: Op-eds and Letters to the Editor
We are calling for volunteers to support us with an editorial campaign to step up pressure on Congress to do right by Medicaid disability supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in submitting either an op-ed or a letter to the editor to news outlets in your state or local community on the need for urgent action, please email Doris Parfaite-Claude at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will equip you with everything you need: templates, instructions, and a list of outlets.
We are happy to assist anyone who is interested, but are particularly seeking participants from the following states because of their members of Congress: Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Thank you for volunteering to support this effort!