AARP Georgia Advocacy Newsletter

Posted on 07/28/20

While the AARP Georgia Advocacy Team was not able to travel to Washington, D.C. for our annual Lobby Week, we were able to successfully move advocacy issues important to Georgia and nationally in a positive direction.

Over the course of four days in May, we met virtually with 10 Congressional offices. We asked congressional members to help with supporting our Georgia nursing home residents by advocating for virtual visitation, increasing testing, and making available more PPE within nursing homes. We also asked the members to push for Georgia to receive its fair share of supplementary funding from the federal government, regardless of the amount of Georgia’s own rainy day fund.

Our Lobby Week conversations and those conducted after Lobby Week directly led to Georgia being one of the states enrolled in a pilot program that will allow EBT benefits to be used for online grocery delivery. Special thanks to AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker and Executive Councilmember Kay Argroves who joined us virtually for these conversations. (Check out the link for more details.)
AARP GA Advocacy Newsletter - Report July 2020-A.pdf

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