Here is my PLEA that you all take 5 minutes in the next couple of days and contact your senator and ask them to cosponsor the ABLE Act.
For those who don’t already know, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) would establish tax-exempt 529 accounts for our family members with Down syndrome (or other disabilities). The money in these 529 accounts would give these individuals the ability to save for education, medical expenses, job training, community-based supports, etc., and reduce their dependency on public benefits.
THIS IS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT COULD DRASTICALLY AFFECT THE WAY WE PLAN AND SAVE FOR OUR CHILDRENS’ FUTURES.
The ABLE Act currently has 166 cosponsors in the House and 22 cosponsors in the Senate… but we still need more cosponsors to help us pass the bill. You can help us reach over 200 cosponsors in the House and 35 cosponsors in the Senate by July 31 (August Recess)!
Please take a few moments and make a call, send an email, and/or set up a meeting with your Senators and Representative to discuss the ABLE Act TODAY. It only takes a few minutes and makes a huge difference!
1) Call (here) - using our call-in template
2) Write (here) - using our email template
3) Meet (here) - to set up a meeting with your Senators and Representatives
For more information about the ABLE Act, please use the following resources: