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LeadingAge Grassroots Connector

Part of expanding the world of possibilities for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement and make America a better place to grow old. But who's got the time to keep up with it all?  We do. LeadingAge's advocacy team tracks legislation and regulatory updates to make sure that policy makers understand how changes will impact our members and the people they serve. 

But we can't do it all without you. Your work as an advocate is crucial to motivating legislators and other policymakers.  We make it easy with a range of tools that summarize the issues, provide sample letters and help you contact your members of Congress. Visit here often to engage in advocacy that will create the future of aging services.

Featured Grassroots Resources

Congress to Home

Welcoming members of Congress to your organization helps educate them about aging services and establish you as a go-to resource in your community. Use our tools to invite and welcome your representatives.

Lobbying and Election Activity: What the Law Allows

This primer on how not-for-profits can engage candidates in visits and discussions can help you invite candidates for visits and town hall meetings.

Sharing Organizational Information with Your Legislators

There is plenty to share about your organization's work for the older adults and the greater community. But what do legislators want to know? This fact sheet offers suggestions you can use to inform and inspire your legislators to support your organization in their work.

Public Policy Congress

The LeadingAge Public Policy Congress, which represents the membership and exercises leadership in identifying public policy priorities, has the responsibility to discuss and recommend public policy principles to the LeadingAge Board of Directors for approval. They are liaisons for all members who want to discuss policy priorities.