This year's budget eliminated the cost of living allowance (COLA) for those living on SSI/SSP federal and state disability. These are people with no or virtually no other resources, so a modest increase in cost of living is critical to keep up with inflation. California has denied that increase.
However, Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) has amended her bill, AB 1584 to reinstate the COLA for January 1 2018. We need to get this bill out of Appropriations so it can become law.
Please make 2 quick calls today, and please share this message with your networks to get as many calls in before Friday!
Senate Appropriations Chair Ricardo Lara: (916) 651-4033
Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de León: (916) 651-4024
Hi, my name is ____ from [your organization and city]. I’m calling at the request of California Church IMPACT to ask Senator Lara/De León to please support AB 1584 to restore the SSI/SSP COLA and help lift 1.3 million Californians out of poverty!
This will take almost no time at all, and yet it can have a powerful impact. Reports are that the offices are flooded with calls so do be patient. That is good news - the calls are all in support! Please add your voice to this mix. The power of the faith community should never be underestimated!