ADVOCACY! More Important Now than Ever!

Part of ACCA’s mission is advocacy and it is more important now than ever.  With the looming government shutdown and debt ceiling expansion, it is so important to call your representatives and let them know how important funding is to keep our older adults healthy, fed, and services to them.  ACCA is happy to provide any information needed to further your understanding of the urgency of this issue.  If you have questions or concerns, please give us a call at 706-549-4850.  We have several events scheduled to take place where our local, state, and national legislators can hear from you and where you can learn how to let our government hear your voice now and in the future.

Check out this video about the shutdowns effects on local programs by clicking HERE.

Legislative Breakfast: Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) has invited national, state, and local legislative leaders to the agency for a breakfast with the management and administrative team, the community, and representatives of the Athens Senior Resources Network on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Jennie Deese, CEO/President of ACCA will welcome attendees and open the floor for quick introductions and a short question/answer session.  The outcome of the meeting will be to address funding cuts and how they have impacted the older adults in the area. 

Advocacy Training: Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) will host Kathryn Fowler, Executive Director for the Georgia Council on Aging, to the agency on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for a lunch and learn for the Citizen Advocacy Workshop.  The event will not have a cost but community members who wish to attend need to RSVP to KaDee Holt at 706-549-4850 or email her at kholt@accaging.org by Monday, November 4. 

For more information on contacting your local representatives, click to download a Legislative Packet.      

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