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Policy and Advocacy
posted 01.20.2017
ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, who is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates in Washington D.C. as well as a current AARP Board member, has an article on The Huffington Post concerning the new issue of ASA’s journal, Generations. The issue covers a comprehensive range of policy matters... Read More
posted 04.05.2013
  ASA's Policy and Advocacy Forum is where discussions take place about legislation, regulatory action, legal proceedings, policy analysis, advocacy efforts and all other aspects of policy, politics and law as it may affect older people, their families, and the professionals who serve them... Read More
posted 08.31.2018
ASA recently joined more than 30 other national organizations, including AARP, Justice in Aging, and NCOA, in a letter to the House and Senate conference committee seeking to reconcile differences between the two chambers in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Popularly known as the “... Read More
posted 08.07.2018
ASA has joined with the We Stand With Seniors initiative, launched by West Health and The SCAN Foundation, in calling upon California’s major-party gubernatorial candidates to engage in a debate on important issues affecting older Californians. In encourging the candidates to participate ASA... Read More
posted 08.07.2018
ASA joined an effort led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, Muslim Advocates, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NALEO Educational Fund, and numerous other... Read More
posted 05.09.2018
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... Read More
posted 09.06.2017
The American Society on Aging today deplored yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of an intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a move that potentially places nearly 1,000,000 individuals currently living in the United States at risk of... Read More
posted 08.16.2017
The American Society on Aging (ASA) deplores the racist violence that occurred at a white supremacist rally held this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. We offer condolences to the families and friends of the three individuals who lost their lives and wish full recoveries for the people who were... Read More
posted 05.25.2017
Rep. Peter King (NY) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR) announced the establishment of a bipartisan Elder Justice Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, May 25, 2017. ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, in his role as National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, applauded this... Read More
posted 05.25.2017
The American Society on Aging today called on Congress to abandon the budget proposal submitted by the President yesterday and offer an alternative that spares the deepest cuts in domestic spending in a generation. ASA Board Chairman Bob Blancato said, “The pure volume of ill-advised program... Read More

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