Arc alert

Today, the Arc of Washington issued an action alert.  There is inaccurate and misleading information in their alert.  I have written to Sue Elliott,  Executive Director and Diana Staddon, Policy Director with my concerns about using false information which doesn’t even relate to the bill (SB 5371).  When, and if, I hear back from them, I will post their answer.  I do hope they correct their errors.

I understand The Arc opposes this bill but I do need the organization to explain why and the reasons.  They claim SB 5371 is bad policy.  I claim their false information and unrelated information are bad policy.

The is funded with thousand of public dollars and I do not appreciate my dollars being spent in “false advertising”  and especially when those dollars are to be used to advocate for improvements to the care of our citizens with developmental disabilities but are used against them.  I believe we can do better if our public was allowed to be better informed.  I do not want to post their alert since it provides information which is wrong.  You can contact The Arc  – Washington State for information.

I need to post this on my own blog because I am blocked from posting on The Arc websites.  I cannot give the link since I am unable  to access their website. They consider my questions an attack against their organization.  All I would like are answers.

If you are interested I have attached my letters to our Senate Health Committee here.  I have commented on both SB 5370 and SB 5371

Senate Health Committee SB 5370

Senate Health Committee SB 5371

AFH citations for repeated violations

WA State Licensed Adult Homes for People with DD Citations 2011 and  2012 Samples