From the Elder Justice Coalition:
A National Advocacy Voice for Elder Justice in America
Over 3,000 Member Coalition
John B. Breaux
ADVOCACY ALERT: Tell Congress to Support Elder Justice!
Last night, the FY15 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, H.R. 83, was released. It includes $4 million for the Elder Justice Initiative, which would be the first direct congressional appropriation for the Elder Justice Act after your four years of hard work. In other words, H.R. 83 represents a breakthrough in the long-stalled effort to fund the Elder Justice Act. This $4 million would provide competitive grants to states to test and evaluate innovative approaches to preventing and responding to elder abuse.
However, the larger omnibus bill has to pass before the Elder Justice Initiative can be funded.
Contact your members of Congress today to urge them to support elder justice by supporting H.R. 83! You can call your Senators and Representative at 202-225-3121 via the Congressional switchboard and/or send an email to your Senatorsand Representative.
We will keep you informed as the bill moves through Congress. Contact your members today to tell them to support elder justice by supporting H.R. 83.
If you don’t know who your representative are, please visit a website to contact them and push to fund the Elder Justice Act.