Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA 2nd)
13th-term Democrat from Georgia.
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Hold Hearings on Deinstitutionalization Impact, Support Reform.

Sen. Johnny Isakson
Rep. Sanford Bishop

March 6, 2013

  My family member with intellectual disabilities (I/DD) receives highly specialized, high quality care in a Medicaid-licensed residential home. As a family member and legal guardian, I know best my loved one's care needs.

Yet, some federally-funded agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the National Council on Disability (NCD), and Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) programs (such as Protection & Advocacy and DD Councils), are spending considerable federal funding on lawsuits, publications and advocacy to evict my family member from [HIS/HER] home. These activities in support of deinstitutionalization violate my family members' rights, Congressional intent and federal law in support of residential choice based on individual needs.

Please support Congressional hearings to investigate federal DOJ, AIDD, and NCD actions which place my family member and all people with I/DD at great risk (see also, VOR's letter with this call to action:

Mcon , GA