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Congress’ Final Legislative Package of 2020: What’s In It for Older Adults

Congress closed 2020 by passing a $2.3 trillion legislative package that addresses some of the COVID-19 pandemic and health challenges facing older adults, but fails to invest in other areas.

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A Call for Justice and Dignity

Read a statement from NCOA President & CEO Ramsey Alwin regarding the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

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Stories We’ll Remember from 2020

2020 was a year for the history books. Despite the challenges we all faced, it’s worth pausing to reflect with gratitude on what went well.

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Congress Recesses with More Work to be Done

Lawmakers are home, and this is your chance to advocate for older adults. Here are the key issues Congress must act upon when they return.

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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election

Whether they’re voting by mail for the first time or their polling location has changed, older voters need trusted information.

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How to Vote Healthy this Election

NCOA is partnering with We Can Vote to provide important information about how older adults can vote safely in November.

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Congress invests in most pressing needs, but budget restrictions remain

House appropriators are acting quickly to move FY21 funding bills through the committee process and floor debate. They aim to have all twelve pieces of legislation approved by the end of July. While COVID-19 relief legislation is taking up the country’s attention, these funding bills also have high stakes. We have advice for advocates who want to make sure older adults are supported.

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