Action Alert: Protect the PRC!

Posted by Reeve Foundation Staff in Daily Dose on March 07, 2018 # Advocacy and Policy

President Trump released his proposed FY 2019 budget last month and once again the Administration has proposed eliminating the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC).

Eliminating the PRC from the federal budget may very well end this vital program and there is no other resource that can replicate its level of service, expertise and support for the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis and their families.

Since its founding in 2002, the Paralysis Resource Center has helped hundreds of thousands of people access information, receive direct mentoring and support, and participate in grant-funded programs that improve quality of life. It is the only program of its kind in the country that directly serves individuals living with spinal cord injury, MS, ALS, stroke, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and other forms of paralysis.

Despite its tremendous success and proven results, PRC funding was cut by 13 percent last year and now, for the second year in a row, the Trump Administration is seeking to eliminate it entirely. Luckily, Congress is working to protect funding, but they need to hear from you, our supporters, about the value and impact of the PRC.

Please contact your legislators and urge them to preserve funding for the Paralysis Resource Center. Simply enter your information to the right to get started. You’ll see two letters, one to the House and one to the Senate, each with individual requests to support the PRC. We STRONGLY urge you to personalize your letter with information on how the PRC and its programs have helped you and your family. Legislators want to hear from you and understand your unique story as someone impacted by paralysis. It will take only a few minutes, but the impact is huge.

Your voice matters. Act now to protect the PRC!


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