Negotiations on the long-overdue fourth COVID-19 response package are beginning soon. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the HEROES Act that includes many of our top legislative asks to support low-income older adults. Now we need the Senate to act!
Tell Your Senators the Next COVID-19 Relief Bill Must:
Address systemic racism that is resulting in disproportionate harms to people of color, including older adults.
Increase funding for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) to keep people out of nursing homes and other institutions that are particularly dangerous right now.
Provide additional stimulus payments and ensure that they are automatically available to everyone, including all SSI and VA benefit recipients, adult dependents, and people who use Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
Expand housing supports and homelessness prevention.
Increase SNAP benefits and enhance funding for senior legal services.
Call your Senators today at (202) 224-3121. Use the messages above and ournew fact sheetas talking points.