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ADVOCACY UPDATE

March 2, 2016

We did it! Our voice was heard thanks to your efforts!


After nearly a year of persistent advocacy, our voice has finally been heard. We are thrilled to report that the Managed Care Organization reform (SBX2-2) and the Developmental Disabilities Services funding package (ABX2-1) passed on March 1st in both the California Senate and the Assembly and the Governor has signed them both.

This would not have happened without your advocacy efforts and we are grateful for everyone who contacted their representatives over the past many months.

The effect your advocacy had was obvious as several Senators and Assemblymembers gave moving testimony about the stories they heard from the developmentally disabled community.

If your legislator(s) voted for these two bills, please thank them!


Click HERE to Find Your California Representative or scroll down for a list of representatives and their contact information.



MORE INFORMATION AND TOOLS

The California State Legislature passed a package of major health care reform bills including SBX2-2, a Managed Care Organization (MCO) Reform and ABX2-1, which will increase state funding for Developmental Disability Services by $306.5 million.

It was a bi-partisan effort and we are grateful for everyone who voted "Aye" for these two bills.

Stay tuned for more information on how this will specifically affect service providers like Villa.


FOR THE FUTURE:
The ARCA has some great resources if you want to advocate, but are not sure how.
Click here to check out ARCAs Advocacy Tools!

Villa has a desire to advocate and protect those that cannot speak for themselves. We have been extremely active in our advocacy efforts including letter writing, emails, visits with legislators, and rallies. Villa's goal is to help protect services for children and adults with developmental disabilites including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.


Villa CEO, Kelly White, and Villa staff and family member, Margaret Morris, march in the Lanterman Coalition Rally on September 3rd, 2015.

As issues which affect our community come to light, we often request specific support from our base to help us with email or letter writing campaigns.

If you would like more information on how to become an advocate in your community, please email info@villaesperanzaservices.org.
To stay up to date with Villa's advocacy efforts, please join our email list and like us on Facebook.

If you would like to contact your legislator, you can use the following two websites to find your representatives:
Find Your California Representative (State Assembly and Senate)
Find Your Representative (U.S. House of Representatives)

Otherwise, please reference the list of current southern California legislators below.

Current Southern California Legislators

Governor Jerry Brown
governor@governor.ca.gov
http://gov.ca.gov/
Click Here to Contact Governor Brown Now!

Governor's Offices:
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol Building Ste. 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
District Office
Los Angeles Office
300 South Spring Street, Suite 16701
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 897-0322
Fax: (213) 897-0319

GREATER PASADENA AREA LEGISLATORS

Senator Anthony Portantino- District 25
Includes all or parts of the cities of Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino.
http://sd25.senate.ca.gov/
Click Here to Contact Senator Portantino Now!

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5097
Sacramento,  CA  95814
Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 651-4925

Glendale District Office
1000 North Central Avenue, Suite 240
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: (818) 409-0400
Fax: (818) 409-1256

Senator Ed Hernandez – District 22
Includes all or parts of the cities of Los Angeles, Alhambra, East Los Angeles, San Marino, and South Pasadena.
http://sd22.senate.ca.gov/
Click Here to Contact Senator Hernandez Now!

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 2080
Sacramento,  CA  95814
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 651-4922

West Covina District Office
100 S. Vincent Ave, Ste. 401
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 430-2499

Senator Kevin De Leon- District 24
Includes all or parts of the cities of East Los Angeles, Monterey Park, Rosemead, El Monte, Duarte, Irwindale, Baldwin Park, West Covina, Azusa, and Covina.
http://sd24.senate.ca.gov/
Click Here to Contact Senator De Leon Now!

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4024
Fax: (916) 651-4924

District Office
1808 W. Sunset Blvd.
East Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 483-9300
Fax: (213) 483-9305

California State Assemblymember Ed Chau - 49th Assembly District
Includes all or parts of the cities of Alhambra, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino and South El Monte
http://asmdc.org/members/a49/
Click Here to Contact Assemblymember Chau Now!

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0049
Tel: (916) 319-2049
Fax: (916) 319-2149

District Office:
1255 Corporate Center Dr. Ste 306
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: (323) 264-4949
Fax: (323) 264-4916

California State Assemblymember Chris Holden - 41st Assembly District
Includes all or parts of the cities of Altadena, Arcadia, La Canada, La Crescenta-Montrose, Pasadena and South Pasadena
http://asmdc.org/members/a41/
Click Here to Contact Assemblymember Holden Now!

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0041
Tel: (916) 319-2041
Fax: (916) 319-2141

Pasadena Office:
600 N. Rosemead Blvd, Suite 117
Pasadena, CA 91107
Tel: (626) 351-1917
Fax: (626) 351-6176

California State Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio - 48th Assembly District
Includes all or parts of the cities of Duarte, Baldwin Park, El Monte, West Covina, Covina, Azusa and Glendora
https://a48.asmdc.org/
Click Here to Contact Assemblymember Rubio Now!

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0048
Tel: (916) 319-2048
Fax: (916) 319-2148

District Office:
100 North Barranca Street, Suite 895
West Covina, CA 91791
Tel: (626) 960-4457
Fax: (626) 960-1310


WEST REGION AREA LEGISLATORS
(Including Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village)

Senator Henry Stern - District 27
Includes all or parts of the cities of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Oxnard, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westlake Village, as well as several communities in the City of Los Angeles, including Bel Air, Beverly-Fairfax, Brentwood, Canoga Park, Century City, Chatsworth, Encino, Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, Topanga, West Los Angeles, West Hills, Westwood and Woodland Hills
http://sd27.senate.ca.gov/
Click Here to Contact Senator Stern Now!

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento,  CA  95814
Phone: (916) 651-4027
Fax: (916) 651-4927

Calabasas District Office
5016 N. Parkway Calabasas, Suite 222
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 876-3352   Phone Alt: (805) 815-3917
Phone: (661) 263-2628   Phone Alt: (310) 830-1961
Fax: (818) 876-0802

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson - District 19
Includes all or part of the cities Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Ventura and Ojai.
http://sd19.senate.ca.gov/
Click Here to Contact Senator Pavley Now!

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 2032
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4019

Santa Barbara District Office
225 E. Carrillo St, Suite 309
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 965-0862
Fax: (805) 965-0701

Oxnard District Office
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 430
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805)988-1940

California State Assemblymember Matt Dababneh - 45th Assembly District
Includes all or part of the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Encino, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Oak Park, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Tarzana, Topanga, Westlake Village and Woodland Hills
http://www.asmdc.org/members/a45/
Click Here to Contact Assemblymember Debabneh Now!

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0045
Tel: (916) 319-2045
Fax: (916) 319-2145

District Office:
6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 306
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Tel: (818) 904-3840
Fax: (818) 902-0764

California State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin - 44th Assembly District
Includes all or part of the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Oak Park, Oxnard, Santa Rosa Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village
http://asmdc.org/members/a44/
Click Here to Contact Assemblymember Irwin Now!

Capitol Office:
P.O. Box 942849
Room 6011
Sacramento, CA 94249
Phone: (916) 319-2044
Fax: (916) 319-2144

District Office:
2301 E. Daily Drive, Suite 200
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805) 482-1904
Fax: (805) 482-1274