The U.S. Congress is now on August recess. CEC encourages advocates to schedule home visits during this time. To read more on planning and tips to have an effective home visit with your members of Congress, review this month’s CAN Do! There are two key messages you should address in your August recess meetings, town halls, etc. The first is to continue support for the increase of funding for public education, specifically programs that support children and youth with exceptionalities. The second message is that although there are no immediate policy efforts looming, remind your members of Congress not to cut or cap Medicaid.
Congress will return to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, September 5th. When they return they will have a limited number of days to pass appropriation bills for fiscal year 2018. This is why during the August recess you need to make your voice heard and make sure your message to fund public education programs is strong! Good luck advocating in home states/districts during these next few weeks!