Saturday, June 28, 2008

Outta Here!!!!

Now that I'm feeling much better health-wise, it is time to get out in the great outdoors. So I'm off to do some camping. I'll be gone for quite awhile this time, 2 whole weeks. So y'all enjoy your holiday time. Life is too short to waste it sitting inside on the computer.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Vote to Stop Abuse in Teen Residential Programs

The House will vote next week on legislation to stop child abuse and neglect at boot camps, wilderness camps, and behavior modification facilities that work with children who have behavioral, emotional, or mental health problems. While tens of thousands of teens attend private residential programs, many go unregulated, allowing practices ranging from sexual abuse to denying youth food, water, shelter or medical care as a disciplinary measure to go unchecked. H.R. 5876, the "Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008,” would set critically-needed standards to keep children safe, prevent deceptive marketing of these programs, monitor compliance, and set penalties for violations. With the help of all Advocacy Network members, we can put an end to these shocking practices. Please ask your representative to vote for H.R. 5876.

Please Act Today!

Urge your Representative to support H.R. 5876 by voting yes when the bill is considered on the House floor (week of June 16th).

Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative's
office. You can also call your Representative's direct lines, available on his
or her website through or send a send a message today!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just for fun.....

1930s Marital Scale


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Moratorium on Medicaid Rules at Risk--Calls Needed Now

Calls Needed for Delay of Medicaid Rules

Please Mobilize Calls to Legislators Today

June 2, 2008--Grassroots advocacy is urgently needed to help secure the moratorium on the seven Medicaid regulations in the supplemental spending bill, approved before Memorial Day by both House and Senate in both versions of the Iraq supplemental funding bill. The rules would greatly reduce access to rehabilitation services, case management and school-based services.

The Administration remains strongly opposed to the delay and has considerable influence over some legislators. As members work to finalize the bill, it's extremely important for advocates to generate phone calls this week in support of retaining the moratorium.

Please Act Now!

Both Democrat and Republican members of Congress must be reminded of the harmful impact the seven rules would have on vulnerable beneficiaries' access to needed healthcare, especially with the nation facing a recession.

Please call your Senators and Representative today. (See how to contact lawmakers.) Urge them to maintain the moratorium on all seven Medicaid regulations in the Iraq supplemental.

Implementation of the Administration's damaging rules must be stopped!