DSAM Members and Friends:
We received this call to action this morning from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). We hope that you will join us in contacting your state legislators and urge them to support the ABLE bill in Minnesota.
As you know, President Obama signed the ABLE – Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law in December. The ABLE Act allows families to save for the future expenses for their children with disabilities in a tax free savings account and also allows individuals with disabilities to have more than $2,000 in assets without endangering their benefits and services like Medicaid and Social Security Income.
Now, each state must pass its own ABLE bill in order for ABLE accounts to become available to the residents of that state. Join the National Down Syndrome Society with other disability groups TODAY for a nationwide ABLE ADVOCACY DAY!
Please take a few minutes today to contact your legislators to urge them to support the Minnesota ABLE bill, and ask other advocates to do the same. Talking points and email template provided through the link.
Just as the disability community banded together to get the federal ABLE bill passed, we need all hands on deck in the states for the success of the state ABLE bills.
Thank you for all you do!
Manager, Grassroots and Development Programs
National Down Syndrome Society