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Sacramento Advocacy Day 2010

On Wednesday, April 21st over 130 Alzheimer’s advocates converged on the State Capitol for Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day.  Caregivers, family members, Alzheimer’s Disease Center staff, adult day care providers, and people living with Alzheimer’s came together to say “Don’t abandon families living with Alzheimer’s – no more cuts to Alzheimer’s programs and services!” 

The day started early with a discussion of the budget and policy issues advocates would be discussing with Legislators.  Special speakers joined the discussion aimed to prepare volunteers to discuss our three ‘asks’:

  1. No further cuts to funding for the ten Alzheimer’s Disease Centers
  2. Support AB 2555 (Feuer and Nielson) , which would provide a year of funding ($1.6 million) to continue the local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and      to consider being a co-author
  3. Promote the online family caregiver survey to inform development of the Alzheimer’s Disease State plan on their website and/or in their newsletter

 (To see the talking point documents, click here)

Armed with knowledge on these issues and leave-behind materials for legislators, advocates visited every Legislative office and the Governor’s office. They met with legislators, staff, and the Governor’s senior policy advisor. 

Thanks to everyone who came and made their voices heard on behalf of the 588,000 families living with Alzheimer’s.  We look forward to seeing you again at future events! 

Advocates meet with Assemblymember Paul Fong (D - Mountain Vew)

Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R - Westlake Village) reviews our materials

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