Congressional Caregiving Caucus Launched

A bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Caucus on Caregiving was launched on March 3 with a news conference on Capitol Hill.   The Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus was created to help bring greater attention to the needs of family caregivers who help seniors and people with disabilities to live independently, educate Congress on these issues, and engage legislators to help lead to solutions.  The four Co-Chairs of the Caucus – Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Michael Bennett (D-CO) and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)  – spoke at the event as did caregivers from each of  their states.  This effort has been supported by AARP and more than 20 national organizations, including The Arc.   Advocates are encouraged to ask their Members of Congress to join the caucus.   Watch the webcast of the event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N7XL5LzaXo.

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