“The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) recently issued a statement on Racial Injustice which identifies important steps that can contribute towards racial reconciliation.  As the current LCAO chair, I strongly encourage everyone to read the statement and then call their elected officials to ask them to support legislation that will protect and strengthen programs that serve all aging Americans.

Aging advocates, including the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, are committed to raising awareness of the lack of parity faced by millions of seniors, especially those who are LGBT or in communities of color.  Despite a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, raising families, military service and contributing to the well-being of their families and communities, many Americans still face biases and outright discrimination in healthcare, education, employment and wages, retirement, housing and safety.  In 2020, we are standing at an opportunity threshold.  All of America is watching to see which of our nation’s leaders will embrace the call for change and guide the country towards achieving justice and equality for all our citizens.  The National Committee will do all it can to promote policies so that Americans of all races and ethnicities can live in retirement with health and dignity.”