let’s do this….

From isonprize:

TODville. I have a favor to ask. You’ve seen my occasional rants about how people with disabilities are (mis) treated in these United States.

Will you please, please, PLEASE sign this White House ‘We the People’ petition and pass it on to your friends and families?

***** You can sign the petition here *****

It’s about funding Medicaid so that people with disabilities can get the proper supports they need in the community in which they live.

You’ll need a WhiteHouse gov account which you can get from the link. And please remember to go back and sign the petition. We need 5,000 signatures for it to get to the Policy folks at the White House.

Sign and share the petition– Support people with disabilities and seniors!

Thank you. Me and my son really REALLY appreciate if you can take a few seconds to do this.




Let’s get tweeting:

If you’d like to re-tweet this message (which includes the link to the petition) just click here – and re-tweet!

Thank you Isonprize

103 Responses to “let’s do this….”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention isonprize. Love your proactive spirit. 🙂

    • 2 isonprize
      October 2, 2011 at 12:58 am

      UT I hope you were able to sign it. Thanks for the compliment. My ‘proactive spirit’ is is awakened every time I look at my son. This world can be so mean to people who look different or act different. I need my spirit to work a little harder on the days that I may not feel like it. But he deserves it, so I do it.

  2. October 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    My husband and I were talking about this possibility just last night. I hope this gets momentum. We both would want to spend out last days in our own home and would like to see everyone enjoy this comfort.

      • October 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

        I’m right behind you Joan (i think?) But i signed it today, just now.

      • October 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm

        Sorry, my bad i’m 166. Gonna look around and see what else i can sign. Will tweet as soon as i figure out how to do it

        • 7 isonprize
          October 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

          Yardarm, Thanks. Go on ahead and look around. See what other kind of trouble you can get yourself into!! 😆 😆

          Seriously, thanks for signing. It’s a neat concept, isn’t it? I’m working on getting this raised to the policy director level. I have this silly notion that “we the people’ really does mean ALL of the people. SIlly me….

        • October 2, 2011 at 1:21 am

          Thanks a lot for the 411, I just signed, and I’m number 212 I believe. This Is sooooo cool 😀

      • 9 isonprize
        October 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

        Joan. Thanks. You hit the nail on the head. It takes WAY less money to support a person in their home than it does to “put them in an institution” especially, the way it is currently funded. I hope that you can pass this on to anyone else that you know who might be interested in signing the petition. Thanks again.

        • 10 Sue in Minnesota
          October 2, 2011 at 1:28 am

          I believe this is very important. As someone who cared for her Mother at home, our In Home Care Doctor reassurred me that they could treat 300 patients via in home services for every one person that was treated similarily in the hospital. Not everyone is able to do this, but I know in my own familiy’s case it worked out optimally. I always felt I had the support and expertise available to me at all times to give my Mother the best possible care….although she died the day that Hospice was initiated she never suffered, and was always surrounded by loving attention……we knew she felt cared for in the best possible ways.

          I also have a handicapped niece that benefits, as we do as well, from services that allow her to be cared for at home and through supportive networks and programs. We must value people over profits……if we are to be truly a civilized society, and if as human beings we are to optimize our greatest human potential..to love and be loved.

          I’m waiting to confirm the account I set up, but you can count on my signature to this petition. I’ll also pass it on.

          • 11 Sue in Minnesota
            October 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

            The e-mail from Whitehouse.gov to verify my e-mail address isn’t allowing me to click on the link…anyone else having the same problem?
            I’ll keep trying….not sure why this isn’t working for me!!!!!!

            I have passed the petition on to three others.

  3. 12 sjterrid
    October 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Isonprize I signed your petition. Good luck, I hope you get enough signatures. Unfortunately I’m not on Facebook or Twitter.

  4. 14 mtmarilyn
    October 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Just signed and tweeted!

  5. 15 Jennifer
    October 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Signed. Thanks for bringing to our attention.

  6. October 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Signed and RT Chips’ tweet. Will continue throughout the week.

  7. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    October 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Signed; retweeted. Chips, you are making us all so EFFICIENT! Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Isonprize.

  8. 21 GGail
    October 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    As I stated on the previous thread, I signed the petition Isonprize and I am praying for success of this petition for you and your son.

    Now that Chipsticks has gotten a hold of it…..LOOK OUT – SUCCESS! 🙂

  9. 23 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Signed – Hope it gets to the policy level! Good luck isonprize!

    • 24 isonprize
      October 2, 2011 at 12:46 am

      with your help it WILL, hopefruit2. Maybe you can pass it on to one or two people?? THanks a bunch for you help.

  10. October 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Signed it – 164 – coolio

  11. 28 symmetry11
    October 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I just signed & tweeted it.

  12. October 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    A little OT, but I saw this photo of Clinton described and dated today as follows

    “Former President Bill Clinton is greeted by well wishers as he arrives at a celebration of the 20th anniversary of his announcement that he would run for President of the United States, Saturday Oct. 1, 2011 in Little Rock, Ark. Bill Clinton is using the 20th anniversary of the launch of his presidential bid to offer a vigorous defense of President Barack Obama against what he calls the same anti-government stance he faced during his campaign and presidency.”

    It is good to know that 42 will be on the campaign trail campaigning for 44. Hopefully he can get started right away.

    • 31 Me4obama
      October 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Good to hear that COS, I saw some tweets some people where offended by the celebration of his announcement but getting to hear the details sounds good to me.

  13. 32 Me4obama
    October 1, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I retweeted and sighned it.

  14. 37 isonprize
    October 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Alright Chica and all of you who live in TODville!!!.

    I am not a crier. Really, I’m not. There just seems to be a bit of dust in the air. My contacts have been acting up lately. And I inherited long eyelashes from my father. Plus, I’m seasoning some chicken for tomorrow and I decided to cut an onion for some extra flavor. So, I am not crying. Really, I’m not.

    Thank each and every one of you who signs and passes it on to family and friends. I am humbled that you, who I have never met in person, would care about my son and I, and those of us with family members and friends who were born with or acquired disabilities.

    We fight everyday, and sometimes we forget that there really are people out there who care. So thank you, thank you and thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

    • 38 mtmarilyn
      October 2, 2011 at 12:20 am

      Always know that there are people out there who care. This is why we are democrats, we care about community. We care about one another. I will pass this on again. I have friends who would benefit from this too.

      • 39 isonprize
        October 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

        MTMarilyn. Thank you. That IS a basic reason why we are democrats, isn’t it? With all the bickering back and forth, sometimes I forget that too! Thanks for the reminder.

    • October 2, 2011 at 3:49 am

      I don’t have twitter (must get my Goddaughter to show me how!!) but I have emailed all my family and friends in the US.

      Isonprize, people like you are true heroes looking after those with disabilities, bless you and your precious son. My parents cared for my aged grandmother who lived with us when I was a kid and I still believe she lived years longer because of their love and care. They are older now and need more help which I try to give them. My husband is disabled and I try to follow the example my parent’s showed me and look after him at home. It IS tough at times emotionally, physically and financially BUT it is so worth it when you can see the person you love more than life it’s self gain benefit from the care they receive at home. Riches, career status and material possessions just pale into insignificance when someone you love needs care.

      Thank you isonprize and everyone else who cares, you are angels and are an inspiration. God bless you all. Love you all.

      • October 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

        What I meant to add was that it is imperative to have the funding there through medicaid (or as with the UK the NHS/disability benefits) to enable carers to carry out their work and to have the relevant support to do so.

        Wishing you all the best with this petition.

  15. 42 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve always known Professor Melissa Harris-Perry was quite amazing and knowledgeable on a broad range of historical, governmental, and political facts but watching her give a lecture and Q&A session on C-SPAN ONE about Race Relations and American Politics is just splendid. It’s captivating and broadens the mind. She’s on C-SPAN one right now and I’d recommend this lecture series conducted at Chautauqua, New York to everyone. It’s quite fascinating. History laid bare for all to witness.

  16. 44 Frenchie08
    October 2, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Just signed the petition with pleasure!

  17. 47 Mary Gray
    October 2, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Signed and thanks for getting it going

    • 48 isonprize
      October 2, 2011 at 12:41 am

      Thank you Mary. If you pass it on to just one person, you can help to keep it going… Thanks again. (I’m repeating because I posted it in the wrong place and I wanted you to see it)

  18. 49 a4alice
    October 2, 2011 at 12:21 am

    hey isonprize I’m #194! Tweeted your petition too. good luck! One day, I’ll probably need it! 🙂

    • 50 isonprize
      October 2, 2011 at 12:38 am

      Thank you, A4Alice. ‘cuz unfortunately, that’s when a lot of people wake up to the fact that they need Medicaid. Medicaid is so much more than “just healthcare for poor people” AS IF THAT ISN’T GOOD TO BEGIN WITH!!! Like the stat says above

      20% of Americans have a disability. That’s 1 in 5 people who need some kind of help (sometimes a lot, sometimes just a little) . We are supposed to care for folks who may not be able to care for themselves.

      So, thank you for signing and tweeting. A4Alice gets an A plus in my book!!! 😆 😆

  19. October 2, 2011 at 12:44 am

    To all who want to view the complete HRC Speech by the President it is on you tube

  20. October 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I must have been on the road to long keep giving wrong info folks that link should read http://www.youtube.com/http://youtu.be/Yxmb8WGSpF8 hope this does it right after a 1000 miles in a rig you see double.

  21. 57 Alycee
    October 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Hi, isonprize! I’m 192; also shared link on facebook. Discovered I signed up for twitter in ’09 — sent two tweets the day I signed, then … lol. Guess I’ll have to breakdown and join the twitter army

  22. October 2, 2011 at 1:01 am

    If the link is broken I am sorry TOD Family going to crash for the night have to hit the road tomorrow heading to north to Washington state.

  23. 65 Bobfr
    October 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Petition signed and re-tweeted.



    • 66 isonprize
      October 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Bobfr, Thanks! Are you officially back on twitter? I hope so. I haven’t been on lately. I gotta get back in the swing of things.

  24. October 2, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Isonprize just signed the Petition going to crash for real now long drive ahead.YES WE CAN DO IT AGAIN 4 MORE for 44

  25. October 2, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Signed #244 & tweeted too. Best of Luck to you and your son Isonprize~

  26. October 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Signed it. This is a very important issue. I agree completely.

  27. 73 CEB
    October 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Petition signed; thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  28. 75 Fred
    October 2, 2011 at 8:30 am


    Rick Perry Is Open To Sending U.S. Troops To Mexico To Fight Drug Cartels

    As the Washington Post points out, Perry on Saturday also said he wouldn’t send American troops into a combat situation if he didn’t have a clear plan for victory and withdrawal.


    • October 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

      I wonder if anything Perry says actually passes through his brain. He showed a scintilla of compassion for immigrant children in the debate and now has to cover that up with a Mr. Macho “I’d invade Mexico” stance. Is there any there there?

    • 77 anniebella
      October 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

      But yet those same troops he is willing to send some where to fight, he didn’t have the guts to stand up for that gay soldier when the tea party right wing idiots were booing that soldier. President Obama would not had stood for that disrespect to be shown to our soldiers.

    • 78 isonprize
      October 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks for signing the petition Fred. Every signature helps!!

  29. 79 FiredUpInCA
    October 2, 2011 at 8:41 am

    From the Jerusalem Post:

    Israel formally accepts Quartet formula for resuming talks

    After consulting with ministers, Netanyahu welcomes Quartet’s call for “direct negotiations without pre-conditions,” despite having “a number of reservations”; calls on PA to enter talks without delay….

    Netanyahu has in the past objected to the idea – as presented in the Quartet proposal – of isolating security and territories from the other core issues of Jerusalem and refugees, saying that if an agreement on the territorial issue was reached, the Palestinians would have no incentive to compromise later on the issues of refugees and Jerusalem. Rather, his position in the past was that all issues should be discussed simultaneously.


  30. 80 Fred
    October 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

    $4.6 mill donation to #NYPD a bribe from JPMorgan against protests? 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯


  31. 82 Don
    October 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    So Netanyahu comes to the white house earlier this year and proceeds to disrespect President Obama, then goes to the congress and blast President Obama once again and receives thunderous applause. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago in New York, and Netanyahu wants to be President Obama’s Bundini Brown. Unfortunately for Netanyahu he learned a lesson that President Obama has taught to many. President Obama gave Netanyahu just enough rope to hang himself, Netanyahu thought that he could simply satisfy the hard liners and his problems would suddenly disappear. He misjudged the real meaning of the Arab Spring, which was the youth; the youth in Israel want to live in peace. They also recognize that the Palestinians should have their own land.

    Netanyahu can’t get to the negotiation table quick enough these days; this is evident by wanting to negotiate without pre-conditions, which he has in the past disagreed with. Maybe Netanyahu had his come to Jesus moment when he looked out his window and saw an ocean of Israeli youth wanting to live as good neighbors alongside Palestine. Or maybe President Obama helped Netanyahu see the writing on the wall, only Netanyahu knows for sure.

  32. 85 NitaAnn2U
    October 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    This is what the state of Washington is doing to low income people with medicaid including seniors and people with disabilities. This is why you can not leave healthcare to the states.

    Doctors Sue Over ER Limits in Washington State

    • 86 isonprize
      October 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      NitaAnn. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. You get it, you understand. I hope you signed the petition and passed it on to everyone you know.

    • 88 desertflower
      October 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Did I mention that this is ILLEGAL! This Koch Bros story needs to go viral….this piece is VERY in depth…pass it on:)

      • 89 utaustinliberal
        October 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

        Thanks for this desertflower. Read it and tweeted it. These Koch Bros are dangerous because they are steadily spreading their tentacles into various branches of local, state, and federal government. It’s very disturbing.

        • 90 desertflower
          October 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

          Thanks so much,UT….exactly right! This needs to be read by everyone and Tweeted, emailed, posted on other blogs…etc. Let’s tighten the noose around them. I truly believe these men are the evil in our midst.

  33. 91 Don
    October 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Chris Hayes you had so much promise. I thought your show was supposed to be geared towards counter balancing MSNBC’s pro-right leanings? But after today’s show, at best you’ve proven yourself to be a poor man’s Joe Scarborough, but with better manners. Your show would have been less embarrassing if you would have just called in sick and let your right-wing guests host your show. That way I would have understood why your guests kept saying that President Obama has lost his base without you knocking down that false meme.

    p.s. oh no she didn’t, Andrea Mitchell just said that the killing of al-Awlaki was not that important according to her sources in whereverstan.

  34. 97 JoJothecat
    October 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    You have my support Isonprize,

    signed as #296,

  35. 99 Bill R.
    October 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    We are doing much of this already in the State of Oregon. We have a waiver to use Medicaid funding for home based care instead of nursing care for Medicaid eligible disabled and elderly. So there are model programs in existence that are working and saving money.

    • 100 isonprize
      October 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Bill R. That’s great!! We are trying to get models like those nationally!! I hope you signed the petition. There are still states that send folks with special needs into expensive institutions when the same amount of money could support many, many more people in their own communities.

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