Rally in Concord Huge Success – 2/25/2011
Over 400 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and service providers showed up for today’s rally against California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed cuts to Medi-Cal. Rocio Smith, Josh Sullivan, Steven Laramore, Eric Stern, and several others gave testimony about where we stand today in terms of the proposed cuts. The overall theme was that we appreciate what our legislators have done thus far, and we are counting on them to stand with us until an equitable and well thought out health care plan is signed by Governor Brown; one that cuts things not people. Lia Bristol, from Senator Mark DeSaulnier’s office, was in attendance. She remarked that our voices are being heard all over the state and that our advocacy efforts are extremely important. This was our first rally and we would appreciate any suggestions about how we could do some things differently next time. Please email suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.