ADVOCATES HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR ON CAPITOL HILL
LeadingAge members from around the country visited Congress at the end of this year’s Leadership Summit. Over 250 members attended 220 meetings in both the U.S. House and Senate offices. Armed with the knowledge of our policy priorities and the stories from local communities, our members advocated to end the mandatory CNA Lockout, increased HUD Funding for more affordable senior housing and asked Congress to research new proposals to help alleviate our workforce shortage in aging services.
An exciting addition to this year’s efforts is the release of our new Policy Priorities. This new advocacy tool is a great way to help explain our policy priorities and provide specific asks to help accomplish our advocacy mission. Thank you to our members who came to Washington D.C. to meet with their congressional offices. Our strong relationships with members of Congress allow us to make positive change through policy and regulations. You can learn more about being an advocate by visiting our grassroots resources page.