Urge Congress to Support the Older Americans Act

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The Older Americans Act (OAA) expired in 2011, and Congress has to restart the reauthorization process in 2015. The Senate has started quickly with a January markup, but we need the full Senate and House to keep the momentum going.

Also, funding for OAA programs has not kept pace with the increasing numbers, need, and diversity of the senior population, and it is still threatened by automatic cuts imposed by sequestration. 

Please help us urge Congress to reauthorize the Older Americans Act and invest in its programs.

Simply complete the form below to send an email to your Senators and Representative. We've provided sample text, but please remember to add a personal note.

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Message

Please support the Older Americans Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent committed to improving the lives of older Americans, I'm writing to urge you to reauthorize and invest in the Older Americans Act (OAA), so it can continue to help millions of older Americans remain healthy, economically secure, and independent in their homes and communities.



I urge you to support these important programs by reauthorizing the OAA, making needed investments, and protecting funding from sequestration. Not only will this benefit the seniors of our community, but it will also save taxpayer dollars by enabling seniors to stay out of nursing homes, prevent hunger and malnutrition, manage chronic health conditions, remain in the workforce, and avoid abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue, and I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]