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Dear Caregivers,

Last week the House passed the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations bill that includes first-time funding of $2.5 million for Lifespan Respite.  However, there is significant concern that the bill could be delayed or even derailed in the Senate.

Please contact your Senators immediately (they are considering the bill right now on the floor) and urge them to support the omnibus bill and then mobilize your grassroots to do the same (Message Below).  If the omnibus fails a cloture vote in the Senate, Congress will revert to a year-long Continuing Resoution with most disability, health, education and social service programs funded at the FY 2008 level, and NO funding for Lifespan Respite. (more…)

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