Here is what the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has to say about the act,
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate will be in their districts and states during the entire month of August. This Congressional recess is the perfect opportunity to reach out to your legislators and remind them how important the Older Americans Act (OAA) is to older adults and communities. The recess is one of lawmakers’ final working periods in their states during this Congressional session, and it is imperative that lawmakers—especially in the Senate—hear from constituents about the need to reauthorize the OAA this year.In Ohio our Senators are:
Unfortunately, the OAA is currently stalled in the Senate, and the House will not act until the Senate does. But hope is not lost! The current compromise, The Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2013 (S. 1562), represents a bipartisan, reasonable approach to reauthorizing these programs. The bill also reinforces the critical importance of OAA programs and services developed, coordinated and delivered every day by Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI programs across the country. In order to get this done we need a groundswell of support for OAA reauthorization, and the recess is the perfect opportunity to communicate with your Senators.
Send an email to your Senators asking them to sponsor The Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2013 (S. 1562). If they have already sponsored the bill, you can thank them for their sponsorship and encourage them to push for passage.
Sherrod Brown (D):
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2315
Toll Free: 1-888-896-OHIO (6446) or
Cincinnati: (513) 684-1021
Cleveland: (216) 522-7272
Columbus: (614) 469-2083
Lorain: (440) 242-4100
Or write an email at this link: http://www.brown.senate.gov/...
Rob Portman (R):
Washington, D.C. Office
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
37 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Toll-Free: 1-800-205-6446 (OHIO)
312 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
1240 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44199
420 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Or write an email at this link: https://www.portman.senate.gov/...
* Please take the time to get involved. This is important legislation. *