From: Gary Edwards, ceo, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham



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TO: Early Intervention Providers
FROM: Gary Edwards, CEO, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham

100 Oslo Circle, Birmingham, AL 35211

gedwards@ucpbham.com
RE: FOCUS 14
Let’s get funding restored to 2011 levels for Early Intervention adding $2.5 million back to the Governor’s proposed cuts for 2013.
The House and Senate are now developing the budget for 2013. It is important that all of us take an active role in advising the legislature of the importance of early intervention, and the significant return on investment demonstrated when early intervention programs are adequately funded. In the next few weeks, key legislators will be working on the budget. It is vital that we talk to these 14 legislators now. It will be difficult to get additional funding once the budget is presented. Below is a list of the 14 legislators on whom we are focusing.
If you have clients in the area, I would ask you to:
1. Be responsible for identifying families (present and former) who will contact their legislators

2. Get the families to personally contact (call, email, and/or visit) their legislator. The more parents making these contacts, the better.


3. Let me know when a contact has been made.
4. Make sure the legislator understands your program and how the funding cuts have made it difficult for you to continue.
I will update you on our progress. Again, it is critical that we collaborate to let the legislature know what the return on investment is for our children, communities and the state of Alabama.

FOCUS 14

House Counties

Barry Mask Coosa/Elmore

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd031.html Mask


Jay Love Montgomery

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd074.html Love


Mary Sue McClurkin Shelby and Jefferson

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd043.html McClurkin


Jamie Ison Mobile

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd101.html Ison


Phil Williams Madison

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd006.html Williams


Mike Hubbard Lee

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd079.html Hubbard


Laura Hall Madison

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd019.html


Senate Counties
Gerald Dial Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Randolph

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd013.html Dial


Del Marsh Calhoun, St. Clair

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd012.html Marsh


Arthur Orr Limestone, Madison, Morgan

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd003.html Orr


Brian Taylor Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Pike

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd030.html Taylor


Trip Pittman Baldwin

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd032.html Pittmann


Vivian Figures Mobile

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd033.html Figures


Jabo Waggoner Jefferson, Shelby

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd016.html Waggoner



Children with Disabilities

Pinning Their Future On You

Invest in Alabama’s Most Precious Resource
Additional funding is urgently required for Alabama’s Early Intervention Program serving children with disabilities birth to age 3.
Early Intervention

  • Serves children birth to 3

  • Provides hope and support to families

  • Serves children in every county

  • Number of children served has increased every year – over 6,000

  • Provides therapeutic services that address the child’s special needs


Return on Investment

  • Every dollar invested $7 in future education expenses

  • 85% of a child’s brain is developed by age 3

  • Prepares the child for academic success

  • Teaches parents how to care for a child with disabilities


Local Agencies

  • In 2011, funding to local agencies was reduced by $2 million – a 25% cut

  • Agencies have exhausted their resources and will be unable to meet the increased demand for services with decreased funding

  • Small programs will be unable to continue next year


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is the Lead Agency.

An increase of $2.5 million is requested for the 2013 budget to restore funding to previous levels.



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Parents, please contact your local legislators


  • Make sure you contact YOUR Legislator. They want to hear from YOU.

  • Ask your service coordinator for help if you need assistance in writing or emailing your legislator.

  • Include a photo of your child(ren), or of the whole family.

  • Tell your story—you have something valuable to contribute.

  • Tell them why your life is better due to Early Intervention services.

  • Tell them we need funding restored to its 2011 levels.

  • Thank the legislator for his or her attention to the letter, email, or visit.

  • Include your name, address and signature on all correspondence.


Make a phone call


  • When you make a call, identify yourself, where you live and the reason for calling.

  • Always be brief.

  • Have your information written down to help you.

  • Always thank your elected official in advance and always be courteous.


Make a Visit
 See them in your county
If you were waiting for a good time or good reason, this is it. Please write THIS WEEK if you possibly can. We need these services to continue for our kids.

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REPRESENTATIVE
BARRY MASK

(R)


31st District
(Coosa, Elmore)

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/graphics/housepics/mask_b.jpeg

Committees:

State House:

Room 417-F
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL. 36130
(334) 242-7782

District:

41 Brookland Court
Wetumpka , Al. 36093

Cell Phone:

(334) 328-9231

Email:

barry.mask@alhouse.gov



REPRESENTATIVE
JAY LOVE

(R)


74th District
(Montgomery)

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Committees:






State House:

Room 514
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7716

Home:

Work:


District:

5611 Woodside Circle
Montgomery, Al. 36117

1020 Monticell Court


Suite 205
Montgomery, Al. 36117

P.O. Box 3221


Montgomery, AL 36109

Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell-Pager:
Fax:

(334) 213-0961
(334) 356-7827
(334) 224-0822
(334) 356-7828

Email:

jlove32376@aol.com

REPRESENTATIVE
MARY SUE McCLURKIN

(R)


43th District
(Jefferson and Shelby)

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Committees:

State House:

Room 421
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7682

Home Address:

District Office:


60 Indian Forest Trace
Indian Springs, AL. 35124

1134 County Services Drive


Pelham, AL 35124

District Phone:
District Fax:

(205) 620-6610
(205) 620-6611

Website:

www.marysuemcclurkin.com

REPRESENTATIVE
JAMIE ISON

(R)


101st District
(Mobile)

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Committees:

State House:

Room 413-B
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7711

Home:

District:



57 Byrnes Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36608

104 S. Lawrence Street


Mobile, Al. 36602

Home Phone:
District Phone:
Cell-Pager
Fax
Delegation Phone:

(251) 342-6697
(251) 208-5480
(251) 454-2327
(251) 342-6697
(251) 208-5480

Email:

isonfor101@comcast.net

REPRESENTATIVE
PHIL WILLIAMS

(R)


6th
(Madison)

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State House:

11 S. Union Street
Room 401-G
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7704







District:

2185 Old Monrovia Road
Huntsville, AL. 35806

Home Phone:

(256) 489-5471







Email:

philhouse44@gmail.com

REPRESENTATIVE
MIKE HUBBARD

Speaker of the House

(R)


79th District
(Lee)

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State House:

Room 519-A
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7668

Home:

District:



803 Annabrook Drive
Auburn, Al. 36830

Post Office Box 950


Auburn, AL 36831-0950

Home Phone:
Work Phone:
District Phone:
Fax:

(334) 821-9706
(334) 826-9946
(334) 826-9946
(334) 826-9151

Email:

mike.hubbard@alhouse.gov

REPRESENTATIVE
LAURA HALL

(D)


19th District
(Madison)

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State House:

Room 517-D
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7688

Home:

District:



P.O. Box 3367
Huntsville, AL 35810

726 Madison Street


Huntsville, AL 35801

Work Phone:
District Phone:
FAX:

Email:


(256) 859-2234
(256) 539-5441
(256) 539-5444

laura.hall2@att.net



Home Phone:

(256) 859-2234


SENATOR GERALD DIAL

(R)

Majority Whip

13th District


(Chambers, Cherokee, Clay,
Cleburne, Lee, Randolph)

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/graphics/senatepics/dial_g.jpeg



State House:
Phone:

Room 732
State House
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7874



Business:

Post Office. Box 248
Lineville, Alabama 36266
(256) 396-5600

Home:

P.O. Box 248
Lineville, AL 36266
(256) 396-5626

Email:





SENATOR DEL MARSH

(R)

President Pro Tempore

12th District


(Calhoun, St.Clair)

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State House:

Room 722
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-7877

Business:

Post Office Drawer 2365
Anniston, Alabama 36202
Phone: (256) 237-8647
Fax: (256) 237-1579


Home:

546 Hillyer High Road
Anniston, Alabama 36207
(256) 237-1931

Pro Tempore Website

www.alprotem.com



SENATOR ARTHUR ORR (R)

3rd District


(Limestone, Madison, Morgan)

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/graphics/senatepics/orr_a.jpeg



State House:

Phone:


Room 730
State House
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7891



Business:

Post Office. Box 305
Decatur, Alabama 35602
(256) 260-2147







Personal Website:

Senator Arthur Orr




SENATOR BRYAN TAYLOR

(R)

30th District


(Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Pike)

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State House:

Senator Bryan Taylor
Alabama State House
11 South Union Street, Suite 733
Montgomery, AL 36130

Business:

150 South Perry Street
Post Office Box 2069
Montgomery, Alabama 36102-2069

Home:

Post Office Box 680063
Prattville, Alabama 36068

Email:

Senator Bryan Taylor



SENATOR TRIP PITTMAN

(R)


32nd District
(Baldwin)

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State House:
Phone:

Room 730
11 South Union Street
Montgomery Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7897



Business:

Phone:


Pittman Tractor Company, Inc.
Post Office Box 1812
Daphne, Alabama 36526

(251) 621-3555



Home:




E-mail:

trip.pittman@alsenate.gov




SENATOR VIVIAN DAVIS FIGURES

(D)


33rd District
(Mobile)

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State House:

Room 736
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-7871

Business:

104 South Lawrence Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Phone: (251) 208-5480
Fax: (251) 208-5492

Home:

2054 Clemente Court
Mobile, Alabama 36617

Email:

vivian.figures@alsenate.gov



SENATOR J. T. "JABO" WAGGONER

(R)

Senate Majority Leader

16th District


(Jefferson, Shelby)

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/graphics/senatepics/waggoner.jpeg



State House:

Phone:
Fax:



Room 726
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-7892
(334) 242-2278

Business:

Post Office Box 660609
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35266-0609
Phone: (205) 978-7405
Fax: (205) 978-7406

Home:

1829 Mission Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35216
(205) 822-7443

Email

Senator Jabo Waggoner


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