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As Congress began the process to reauthorize the OAA in 2011, NCOA’s One Away campaign collected statements of support from 42 members of Congress and an array of national and local organizations to build momentum to improve and reauthorize the OAA. Capitol Hill events in September 2011 and March 2012 sponsored by Sen. Sanders (I-VT) were crucial for rallying support.

Congressional Supporters

Congressional supporters issued a public video or written statement of support for the OAA.


Supporting Organizations

Supporting organizations believe Congress should protect and strengthen the OAA and helped spread the word about the OAA Support Drive.

OAA Support Drive Co-Sponsors

Wider Opportunities for Women
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
Easter Seals
Meals on Wheels
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
Gerontological Society of America
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition

One Away Local Advocacy Partners

Family Service Agency of San Francisco (CA)
Seniors’ Resource Center (CO)
AgeOptions (IL)
Heritage Agency (IA)
Green River Area Development District (KY)
Maintaining Active Citizens (MAC), Inc. (MD)
Minnesota Women’s Consortium (MN)
Mature Voices Minnesota (MN)
Council of Senior Centers and Services (NY)
Senior Resources of Guilford (NC)
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (PA)
City of Corpus Christi Senior Community Services (TX)
Vermont Associates for Training and Development (VT)
Senior Services (WA)
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (WI)

Supporting Organizations

Evergreen Chalet (CA)
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES (NY)
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (OH)
Davidson County Department of Senior Services (NC)

Want to Express Your Support?

Contact Marci Phillips, NCOA’s Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, via email or at 571-527-3980.