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Policy and Advocacy

ASA may not send staffers to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of elders, but many organizations in our membership community certainly do. These advocates and stakeholders—many of them prominent policymakers in the aging services network—fill us in on a regular basis on their progress, whether it be fighting for elder justice, defending Social Security, supporting the beneficial policies embedded in the Affordable Care Act or pressuring a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Find the inside scoop on new policies affecting older adults and advocacy in the works here. And check often as the gears of government grind on: our members are there at the forefront to report on this complex landscape.  

 

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ASA Expresses Concern Over Narrow Supreme Court Ruling

posted 06.04.2018

While today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop is a narrow one, ASA nonetheless disagrees with the notion that a business owner providing custom services can claim a right to violate discrimination laws. ASA joined with SAGE in filing a brief in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s decision that such discrimination was illegal.

They Shall Overcome: Advocates Persist in Fighting for Elders

posted 05.21.2018
Mirroring the complexities of our modern world, the work of aging advocacy also is chal­lenging and complex. Aging Today recently spoke with three advocates in the aging sector about why they do the work they do.
 
Advocating for Indigenous Populations
 

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Finding Justified Hope in Resistance—And Beyond

posted 05.18.2018

By Anna Galland

Since Donald Trump and the Republican Party took full control of our federal government in January 2017, they’ve unleashed acute attacks on our democracy, on our fundamental values and on the health, safety and dignity of Americans from all walks of life, including older adults.
 

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ASA Opposes Farm Bill Attack on SNAP

By Karyne Jones and Bill Benson

The American Society on Aging is committed to improving the quality of life for all older Americans, and its members especially are concerned with the welfare and well-being of lower-income elders who face years of struggle to maintain an adequate and nutritious diet on fixed incomes.

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Inside the May–June 2018 issue of Aging Today

posted 05.08.2018

The In Focus Section of the May–June 2018 issue of Aging Today explores what tops the aging advocacy agenda.


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Blancato Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Elder Justice Funding

posted 04.26.2018

ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins approximately 18 minutes into the video.

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