Yes, Congress should do more to protect seniors' health, financial security, and food access during the pandemic. Here are a few things we’re asking our lawmakers to do:
Congress should increase funding for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), since seniors make up a significant portion of the households who need help combating hunger. Congress should make any coronavirus treatment and vaccine affordable, and lower Rx prices so people can get the medicines they need. And Congress should take action to protect older Americans from COVID-19 in nursing homes, where +50,000 residents and staff have died.
If you want to speak up for older Americans, here’s one thing you can do: Email your lawmakers and tell them to protect seniors' health, financial security, and food access during the pandemic.
Your input can move Congress to act. Take one minute and email them today.
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