May 25, 2011 ACTION ALERT!
The people who oppose this bill are busy today making phone calls to these very same legislators begging them to keep AB 171 from moving forward and stuck on the suspense file. Don't let their actions keep you in a position of paying out of pocket for your child's treatment and therapies.
We recevied emails back from people who said they already made calls on this issue. That's great but to move this bill you must make them every day, multiple times, involving others if you want to be louder than the opposition.
You don't want to get a denial notice next May and think - I really could have taken one minute to make those calls last year so this bill would be paid by insurance.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat......enthusiastically!
May 26, 2011 ACTION ALERT!
AB 171 is STILL on the suspense file despite everyone's phone calls. There is hope where there is action! We need you to press harder than you have all week. There is still a chance that Chairman Fuentes could make an exception for autism insurance reform.
He needs YOU to convince him to do this. We need you to convince ten of your friends to help you convince him if you want this California.
You will be glad you made this call and gave it everything you've got.
Here is How YOU Can Help:
1) FAX ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP AND ASK THEM TO MOVE THAT BILL. Bypass the phones by taking action HERE. It will deliver a fax for you or use the fax number below to send your own fax.
***FAX SPEAKER PEREZ: 916.319.2136
***FAX CHAIRMAN FUENTES: 916.319.2139
2) CALL ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP AND ASK THEM TO MOVE AB 171 OFF THE SUSPENSE FILE.
**CALL: Speaker John Perez - 916.319.2046
**CALL: Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes - 916.319.2039
Say this with your nicest voice ever:
"Please make an exception! Move AB 171 off the suspense file for a committee vote. Thanks!"
Call once for each member of your house. If you are a constituent of Speaker Perez or Assemb. Fuentes, please be sure to note that when you call. BE POLITE. BE PATIENT in getting through but light those phones up now!
3) ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD BY POSTING THIS ON FACEBOOK.
"THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE! Help me get autism insurance reform for California! Go to www.autismspeaks.org/California to take action and fax Speaker Perez and Chairman Fuentes RIGHT NOW! We can't wait another year! Write done below. I want to see how many of my friends helped us."
Encourage your friends in the comments below your post by thanking them and ask them to cut and paste to spread the word.
The people answering the phone should be busy and only give you 30 seconds to talk. If they don't sound cranky of breathless when you call - then they aren't getting enough calls.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Until they tell our community we can have a hearing - and then we will turn the phone calls off!
To learn more about California Autism Insurance Reform visit www.autismvotes.org/California.
Happy Dialing and Dialing - Then Emailing!
Director, State Based Advocacy
State Advocacy Chair, California
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Last-Minute Action Alerts on California Mandate Bill
Action alerts from Autism Speaks: