Subject: IDA: One more round of calls
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 09:36:19 -0400
From: "T.J. Sutcliffe" <>
Organization: So Others Might Eat (SOME)


Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11


THANK YOU to everyone who called the Mayor's office on Monday, May 8!  A very large number of calls made a strong show of community support for IDA.

We know everyone is very busy and that it's hard to stay energized. But one more round of calls is needed to the Council, because we are still hearing that IDA will not be funded in FY 2001.

On Wed., May 10 or Thurs., May 11, please call Councilmembers:
Charlene Drew Jarvis (Ward 4)  202-724-8052
Sharon Ambrose (Ward 6) 202-724-8072
Kathleen Patterson (Ward 3) 202-724-8062
David Catania (At Large) 724-7772
Chairperson Linda Cropp (At Large) 202-724-8032

Let them know that you want them to find $4.3 million to put into the Department of Human Services FY 2001 budget for Interim Disability Assistance (IDA), so that newly disabled residents can live with dignity and independence.

· Please have as many people as possible to call!

For more information call T.J. Sutcliffe at So Others Might Eat
(797-1764) or Scott McNeilly at the Washington Legal Clinic for the
Homeless (872-1494).