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Dear Advocate,

Today, advocates across Ohio are working together to ask the State Senate to support critical investments in Ohio’s children and seniors.

It's a big deal. Cases of abuse and neglect are rising in Ohio, partly due to the widespread opiate epidemic. If passed, the Adult Protective Service allocation would be nearly four times more than the state has ever provided for Adult Protective Services. The child welfare funds would be the first new state child welfare dollars in nine years!

Join our action by making one phone call to your State Senator and asking them to support investments in children and seniors in House Bill 483. This action will take about 5 minutes.

Instructions for making the call are below.

Step 1: Get Your Senator’s Phone Number
Find the phone number for your state senator at:

Step 2: Make One Call
Use the script below during your phone call to ask your senator for their support. When you call, don’t be surprised if you speak to an aide or staff person in the senator’s office or to their voice mail. Please still use this script to make your request.

Phone Script:

Hello, my name is ____________ and I live in ____(city name or address)___.

I am calling to ask you to support children and seniors in House Bill 483.

I believe seniors in Ohio should be able to live with safety and dignity. Our state needs to do more to protect older Ohioans from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The Ohio House added $10 million in HB 483 for Adult Protective Services. This is a great first step, and I urge you to support an additional $10 million investment to help ensure Ohio seniors live with safety and dignity.

I also believe Ohio needs to ensure our children and youth have a safe and permanent family to become healthy, educated and competitive adults. The Ohio House added $10 million in HB 483 to address critical disparities among counties to provide child welfare services. I urge you to provide an additional $10 million investment to ensure equal access to services in all counties and improve outcomes for children and families across the state.

I urge the senator to support both issues. Will the senator bring this up in the caucus?

Thank you for helping make Ohio a great place for all Ohioans to live and work.

Step 3: Log Your Call

Click here to log your calls so we can track how many calls Senators received in support of children and seniors and share your advocacy work.

Your senator needs to hear from you today. Thank you for making a call for Ohio's seniors and children!

Will Petrik & Gail Clendenin