Action Alert: Ask Your Representative to Support Proposed Bill Protecting People from EVV

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Advocates nationwide are working with Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) to draft a bill that will prohibit the use of global positioning systems (GPS) and biometric data collection in Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). This is the first step in our fight to stop EVV!

The draft bill will first be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. If your Representative serves on this committee, please call or email them to ask that they co-sponsor Representative DeGette’s proposed bill!

How to contact: All members of Congress can be reached by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY). You can also find your Members’ contact information at house.gov.

You can use the following script for assistance:

“Hi. My name is [Name] I am a constituent of the Representative. Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is federally mandated under the 21st Century Cures Act for all Medicaid-funded home care services. Use of GPS and biometric data collection in EVV violates privacy rights of disabled Americans and threatens decades of disability advocacy work. Please co-sponsor Representative DeGette’s proposed bill to prohibit GPS and biometric data collection in EVV. To co-sponsor this proposed bill, call Representative DeGette at 202-225-4431. Thank you.”

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