From: Amanda Pears Kelly - CFAHC
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Senate Health Center Funding Cliff Letter Now Circulating
Date: Thu Jul 24 12:32:49 MDT 2014

Contact Your Senators TODAY to Ask That They Co-Sign This Important Letter In Support of Health Centers

In recognition of the potentially devastating effects of the Health Centers Funding Cliff -  a 70 percent reduction in Health Center funding in the coming fiscal year - Senators Blunt (MO), Stabenow (MI), Boozman (AR), and Carper (DE) have stepped up to take the lead on a critically important Dear Colleague letter now circulating in the Senate. The letter recognizes the vital role Health Centers play in the healthcare system and the critical need to address the Health Center Funding Cliff. Contact your Senators TODAY to ask that they co-sign the Health Center Funding Cliff Dear Colleague letter.

Take Action! Take these three easy action steps today:

1.     Email your Senators and ask them to co-sign the Health Center Funding Cliff letter
2.     Call the advocacy hotline at 866-456-3949 to contact their Senate offices directly (let me know if you need the number
3.     Share any feedback you receive by emailing

A copy of the letter can be found here. Additional information about the Health Center Funding Cliff, including updated lists of co-signers can be found on the new Cliff section of the NACHC website.

This is an important next step in the Access is the Answer campaign, and we are counting on YOU to reach out to your senators to request that they co-sign this important letter. By having a large number of bipartisan co-signers, we will be sending the unmistakable message to Senate Leadership and the President that support for Health Centers is strong and that the Funding Cliff must be fixed.

The future of the Health Centers Program depends on the commitment of Health Center advocates like you who are willing to step up and take action. We need you and thousands of health center advocates to stand up for Health Centers and the patients they serve. Take Action TODAY! Thank you all you do and for your advocacy.          

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