So, yesterday my husband, Bob Flick, testified in Austin to the House Appropriations Committee regarding Article II of the House Appropriations bill aka HB 1. I am going to post the video link here. It is seven or so hours long. This is all about testimony related to funding for health and human services funding in Texas starting September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2013. By then our daughter will have graduated from high school. This is the work (public sector mental health and developmental disabilities) I have done just about forever.
If you want to see what Bob said (and I am so very very proud of him), click on the link and then scroll on the video link to 6:33:40. Bob’s testimony lasts three minutes (the limit) and ends at 6:33:50. I am understandably biased but I think he says in three minutes the crux of the whole matter.
Also you need Real Player to watch the clip. If you want to watch the whole about-seven-hours of testimony, here it is. If you want to see Bob’s three minutes, scroll to his part near the end.
If you just believe that we should continue to care for those with mental illness and developmental disabilities in the state of Texas (knowing that God loves us all so very very much) and you happen to live in Texas, please please please let your local state senator and representative know.
If you don’t live in Texas, please say a prayer for those of us who do, and especially for our sisters and brothers with mental illness and developmental disabilities and their families.
Wishing alone won’t get us there.