April 25, 2012 – Push Day Rally – Topeka, KS

Interhab will host its annual Push Day Rally on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 10:30am on the South apron of the Kansas State Capitol.  We invite you, the persons you serve, parents/families, and non-member providers from your area to join us!  The day of our event marks the first day back for legislators as they begin work on a massive “omnibus” appropriations bill.   This rally is a critical opportunity for us to send a strong message to our legislators and to the Administration to carve out long-term DD services from KanCare.  Our most effective message will be one that is backed by a massive turnout– we want it to be our biggest rally yet!  So please review the details that are below, the information attached, and begin planning your trip to the Statehouse today!

Schedule Overview:
10:30am              Welcome Address
10:45am               “Don’t Gamble with Our Lives” Demonstration
11:30am               Rally Address
12:00pm              Lunch
1:00pm                Visit legislators, deliver advocacy materials, and fill the House & Senate galleries

About the “Don’t Gamble with Our Lives” Demonstration: – We need your help! We want this rally to emphasize our message that KanCare is a high-stakes gamble with the lives of thousands of persons with developmental disabilities, their families and the professional staff who support them.  So we’re encouraging everyone to anti up!  We are requesting that every rally participant bring a personal item to share.  This item should represent their personality, their daily life, personal accomplishments, etc.  Then we’ll offer participants to step up to a microphone, share why their item is important to their life and then place the item on the steps of the Capitol.  By the end, we’ll have a massive collection of items representing the thousands of lives that are affected by KanCare. (see overview for more details)

About Lunch, T-shirts, Contributions and other details… ·         Boxed lunches are available for $6.25/lunch.  Lunches come with a sandwich, chips, pasta salad, cookies, condiments on the side and a beverage.  Lunches must be ordered by Wed. April 18th! ·         Rally participants are encouraged to wear their red “Not Worth the Gamble!” t-shirts or any red shirt ·         All InterHab members will be requested to submit a recommended contribution of $75 to defray costs of the event ·         There’s tons more information in the attached documents: details on lunch, ordering shirts, and parking are all included

Sign up by April 18th!


Thank you in advance for helping us to create a successful event – please call the office if you have any questions!

Erin Roberts
Marketing & Membership Coordinator InterHab


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