National Council Members Make Their Voices Heard in the Media

by Rebecca Farley on November 23, 2011

As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction debated potential plans to reduce federal spending by over $1 trillion, National Council members made their voices heard in state and local media outlets, urging their Members of Congress to preserve funding for Medicaid and the behavioral health safety net.

The National Council would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of these individuals, whose letters to the editor were published in Michigan, California, and Massachusetts over the last month:

Congressional offices pay close attention to state and local media as a pulse for public opinion in their districts. Letters to the editor show Congress the importance of these issues in your communities. Thank you for your advocacy!

If you didn’t get a chance to write a letter to the editor during the Supercommittee’s negotiations, don’t worry – the fight for Medicaid and behavioral health will continue as Congress decides what to do next in the aftermath of the Supercommittee’s failure. Stay tuned to our blog and to the Public Policy Update for the latest news, sample op-eds, and opportunities to get involved!

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