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A message from ASA Board Chair, Karyne Jones

We’ve learned from the 2018 member satisfaction survey that our members value the opportunities ASA provides to become better informed about policy issues—more than 70% of respondents told us this was either extremely or very important. Our Public Policy Committee, and the Advocacy Subcommittee, are responding by providing a robust public policy program at the annual conference, by supporting numerous coalition initiatives around the issues that matter to ASA members (such as funding for Medicare and Medicaid, protecting Social Security, and support for family caregivers), and most recently by developing new initiatives where ASA’s unique multidisciplinary membership can make its voice heard in a distinctive way.


Members also stated that they would provide additional financial support to help underwrite ASA’s expanded advocacy efforts, which is good news because advocacy and policy require considerable investments. I’m inviting you to join me in making an end-of-year, tax-deductible contribution to ASA to help fund this important work.


Thank you for your membership in ASA. Your commitment and engagement help make ASA the valued and viable organization it is today. Our value will increase as we work to become a stronger independent national advocacy voice for our members in the challenging years ahead.  Please join me in harnessing this strength to bring dignity, services, support, and hope to older adults across this great nation.


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Karyne Jones,

ASA Board Chair, and

President and CEO, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.