To our families/individuals we serve, donors, partners, team members, and friends,

As you may be aware, our advocacy organizations (OPRA and ANCOR) are urging businesses and nonprofits like Boundless to advocate for the I/DD community through the HEROES Act. 

You can lend your voice in support of the community we serve and the staff who provides those essential services by taking a few small steps:

  1. Use ANCOR’s Amplifier Advocacy Tool
  • Follow the link and click on the top button.
  • The advocacy “asks” are specific to Medicaid-funded I/DD services.
  • Enter your contact information.
  • You have the option to customize your message, or the message can be sent as is.

2. Use OPRA’s advocacy link

  • Follow the link. 
  • Enter your contact information and then proceed to the next page. 
  • Advocacy “asks” include funding for our services and other business sustainability efforts.
  • You need to customize the message before submitting. If you do not customize the message, it will be sent to your elected officials with the prompts for your stories.

3. Call your senators’ offices

  • You can use either message from the email advocacy tool (above) as a script for calling your elected officials.
  • Make sure to include your full street address and zip code if you leave a voicemail so that the offices can track what parts of the state the questions and comments are coming from.
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R) (202)-224-3353
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) (202) 224-2315

4. Use this email and call tool 

  • Ask your congress members to fight for increased funding for the Medicaid Home and Community-Based (HCBS) Program in the final COVID-19 package.

Negotiations are currently ongoing, and your voice is critical. On behalf of all the people we serve, thank you in advance for your action.