Governor signs Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011
This is a major victory for seniors throughout the State of California and the first big legislative success for Senior Community Center’s Seniors First San Diego™ campaign. Seniors First advocates made their voices heard by championing the importance of AB 138 which requires the use of the Elder Index, rather than the antiquated Federal Poverty Level, in planning by local Area Agencies on Aging. It is a critical first step in making policy decisions for seniors based on real data rather than methodology that grossly understated income adequacy to meet basic needs. Senior First San Diego™ advocates flooded the office of Senator Chris Kehoe with more than 250 letters supporting the enactment of this legislation. Kudos to Senator Kehoe for reading the letters and supporting the bill. Seniors came together and made a video to advocate for AB 138. Thank you to everyone who wrote a letter, sent an email and tweeted their support. Seniors First San Diego™ demonstrated that seniors matter and deserve to be counted!
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