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Current Session Advocacy

The Missouri Legislature meets from January to May of every year. During this time, many policymakers will spend Tuesday – Thursday in Jefferson City and return to their home districts Friday – Monday.   This allows advocates time to schedule meetings with legislatures on Mondays or Fridays while they are in the St. Louis area.

Action Needed:

Tell your Senators to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill – #SaveMedicaid  #NoCutsNoCaps
Read our latest Advocacy Alert on the bill here
Read more about the bill here – Latest Avalere data on Graham-Cassidy Bill


Check back frequently for current advocacy action items!

St. Louis Arc 2017 Legislative Priorities

  • Uphold Federal Disability Civil Rights Statutes
  • Funding for Community Based Programs
  • Support Innovative Changes to Medicaid

Legislative initiatives are designed to support St. Louis Arc’s philosophy that all individuals deserve to live, work, and play in the least restrictive environment with dignity and respect.

For additional information contact: Ann Mangelsdorf, Assistant Director of Family Support & Advocacy, at 314-817-2275.

National Concerns

To learn more about federal and state issues of interest to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we encourage you to visit The Arc of the United States’ position statements on various issues.

You may want to also visit the Action Center of The Arc of the United States to learn more about both federal and state issues of interest to people with developmental disabilities.

You can also access resource information at Disability.gov, the federal government’s main portal for disability information.