The Elder Justice Act has the strongest protections for long-term care residents of any legislation in years. It passed the Senate Finance Committee unanimously, but it must still be voted on by the entire Senate and the House. It is critical that we get more co-sponsors on the bill and push the Senate leadership to move it to a vote before Congress adjourns September 29!
If you live in one of the following states, please target the following Senate leadership offices by calling and asking that they support bringing the Elder Justice Act to a vote. Call their direct line or use the AARP toll-free line, 1 – 800 – 928-8084.
Bill Frist (R-TN) – 202-224-3135 Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – 202-224-2708 Rick Santorum (R-PA) – 202-224-2764 Harry Reid (D-NV) – 202-224-5556 Richard Durbin (D-IL) – 202-224-2152
For more information on the act.