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“Thank Governor Corbett for Commitment to Behavioral Health Services”

http://www.mhapa.org/thank-governor-corbett-for-commitment-to-behavioral-health-services/

This is a link to an article posted by MHA of Pennsylvania asking folks to thank Governor Corbet for funding the mental health system in Pennsylvania.

Details about rally March 16, 2010 in Harrisburg

I received the following information by email from MHA PA about a rally to be held in Harrisburg to protest the decrease in the state portion on SSI ….

Recently, we wrote you about a pressing issue facing hundreds of thousands our state’s most vulnerable citizens. We feared the worst and it happened:  The state cut the State Supplemental Payments (SSP) for more than 345,000 low-income elderly, disabled and blind adults and children across Pennsylvania by $5.30/month (down 19%) and by $10.40/month for a couple (down 24%).

For many, this reduction literally may mean the difference between life and death: missed meals, medical co-pays that cannot be met, or Paratransit rides that cannot be taken.

The state has acted and now we need you to! Voice your opposition to these cuts. Contact your elected officials today and let them know you are against these cuts, you want them restored, and you vote!

And make your opposition known in person at a rally on March 16th. Join the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) and 50 other advocacy organizations to protest against cuts to SSP.  Show your support for our fellow citizens who need us to stand up for them.

Rally to protest cuts to the SSP

When:              March 16th, 2010 at 1pm

Where:             Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg

Who:                MHAPA and 50 other advocacy organizations           

For more info on SSP cuts and the other groups in our coalition, click here or here.

 

 

MHA PA: Act Now! – “Stop the Cuts to Pennsylvania’s Most Vulnerable Citizens!”

http://www.mhapa.org/act_now_021610.htm

This link will take you to the MHA-PA website, specifically a page where they are encouraging folks to contact their PA Legislatures and let them know what kind of impact their decision to impliment a ‘cost of living decrease’ to folks on SSI in Pennsylvania.

MHA is also holding a rally to protest this decrease, details will be in a seperate post so they are easier to locate.

MHA email newsletter about Rep. Dan Frankel’s proposed legislation

The following information is from an email newsletter I received today, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania (MHAPA) it indicates that State Representative Dan Frankel is introducing legislation involving funds received from the sale or lease from state mental health facilities.  I included the link from the email that takes you to a form you can fill out to send to your state representative asking them to co-sponsor the bill.

Representative Dan Frankel is introducing legislation that would ensure the proceeds of the sale or lease of a mental health facility would be used to establish a mental health community services account.  The community mental health system would directly benefit from this legislation.  The legislation requires the reinvestment of the proceeds into one-time costs related to housing options and services that support independent living. 

Please contact your PA House representative and urge him/her to co-sponsor Representative Frankel’s legislation.

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