January 28, 2011

Time to gear up for Senate Supplemental Budget: Call to Action for Interpreters

It’s possible the Senate will roll out its version of the 2011 supplemental budget next week. So there are many problems with the budget forwarded to them by the House.
So starting with this message and continuing into next week, we will have a concentrated call to action on each of the major problem areas that need to be fixed. 


Call the Legislature’s toll-free message center at 1-800-562-6000. Tell your legislators: 
  • Restore funding for DSHS Interpreter services in the supplemental budget (ESHB 1086/SB 5095) and the 2011-2013 biennial budget.
  • Lives are at stake.
  • The state can save money by reforming the system.
  • These cuts hurt Medicaid providers, patients and interpreters.
  • Please restore the funding and fix the system for DSHS Interpreter Services. 
Stand by for more concentrated calls to action next week as we get closer to the rollout of the Senate supplemental budget.

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