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HarrahsAll-in4change

St. Madeleine’s has been selected as a non-profit finalist in HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA All-In 4 Change event that begins NOW and ends at 11:59pm on Monday, July 13.

Help SMSC win a $5,000, $15,000 or a $30,000 grant! Harrah’s Resort Southern California will award a total of $50,000 to three lucky winners.

DON’T WAIT!! Cast your ballot today and vote for St. Madeleine’s. You only get one vote per email address – so please vote from both work and personal email addresses.
Please also post on your FB and forward to your friends and family and encourage them to support St. Madeleine’s as well.

Here is the link to vote: click here or visit http://www.harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change/vote/.

The votes collected will count for 50% of our total score; the remaining 50% will be determined by the All-In 4 Change Selection Committee.
Winners will be notified by July 31st.

CALL TO ACTION!

Update and Call for Action – We Are You!!

The Joint Budget Committee is working to complete the Legislative version of the Budget, which will then pass into the hands of the big three, the Governor, Senator DeLeon and Assembly Woman Atkins to hammer out the final deal.  Our voices have been heard and were raised again during the DS Task Force Committee meeting today, by members of the committee and during the Public Comment section of the meeting.  Secretary Dooley, acknowledged the challenges of the Health and Human Services system and lack of identified revenue for our services as a challenge and the Governor has made his proposal and is awaking the budget from the Legislature.  We must continue our action; it is time for the big push including the Governor, the Senate Pro Tem and the Speaker to get support for our community.

The message is:

Our community needs stabilization support of all services, so that we can begin the transition being required by the Federal Government by 2019.  Therefore, we support the Assembly’s proposed budget increase of 10% over 2 years (we still believe we need the 10% today), with the call for immediate action with the first 5% increase being effective July 1st, 2015 rather than January 1st, 2016.  Any delay in providing stabilization funding to community services and regional centers will continue to push the system further over the edge.  We need immediate help!

We also support the Senate’s proposed trailer bill language to require DDS to report to the Legislature by January 2016 proposed rate and structural reforms to promote a long-term stable system of supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.  As well as the Senate’s proposed trailer bill language to require to shift the savings from the closures of Developmental Centers to the Community instead of back into the State’s General Fund.

Take Action

Your actions have been heard, every member who spoke talked of the calls and messages (tweets, facebook, etc) there office has received.  We need to continue that messaging, saying we heard them discuss it in committee, but we are watching their actions as it moves forward.  Please call or fax a note to the members below or make a post on their facebook page, like other posts that tell our message.  Keep spreading the word.  You are making a difference.

Assembly Member Position Capitol Office Phone Fax Number
Shirley Weber Budget Comm Chair (916) 319-2079 (916) 319-2179
Melissa Melendez Budget Comm Vice Chair (916) 319-2067 (916) 319-2167
Chris Holden Majority Leader (916) 319-2041 (916) 319-2141
Kristin Olsen Minority Leader (916) 319-2012 (916) 319-2112
Senator Position Capitol Office Phone Fax Number
Mark Leno Budget Comm Chair (916) 651-4011 (916) 651-4911
Jim Nielsen Budget Comm Vice Chair (916) 651-4004 (916) 651-4904
Bob Huff Minority Leader (916) 651-4029 (916) 651-4929

 

Big Three Position Capitol Office Phone Fax Number
Jerry Brown Governor (916) 445-2841 (916) 558-3160
Toni Atkins Speaker (916) 319-2078 (916) 319-2178
Kevin de Leon President Pro Tem (916) 651-4024 (916) 651-4924
bunco

3rd Annual Bunco Madness

SMS Auxiliary

 Presents

3rd Annual

bunco

MADNESS!!

Saturday, JUNE 27, 2015
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

REMINDER: New location for our event this year

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
405 Ballard Street
El Cajon, CA 92019

$30 per person

Proceeds to benefit adults with developmental disabilities attending St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center
Guests will enjoy lunch, door prizes, raffle drawings, two gift card trees and cash prizes!

Call or email Carole Ryan-Steinauer, Event Chair to make reservations:

Cell 619-504-6675/Home 619-449-5366 or csteinauer@cox.net

Download the Bunco Madness Invitation here!