SEARAC Election Response: We Love, We Heal, We Organize

This post originally appeared on the SEARAC blog.

Today as we let the election results sink in, it may feel like hatred and oppression won. We have all witnessed the next President of the United States stoke fear about immigrants and Muslims, disrespect women and people with disabilities, and make explicitly racist statements. Those engaged in the fight for true equity, justice, and empowerment of immigrants, refugees, and communities of color are feeling a great deal of grief — feeling that our nation’s vote was a personal attack on who we are, the values we stand for, and why we are here in America.

What do we do now?

We hold each other closer, and we love our.... Read More

             

NHCOA Promotes Leadership, Advocacy and Community-Driven Solutions at Miami Open Forum

NHCOA

This post originally appeared on the NHCOA blog.

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) brought together more than 100 elected officials, social advocates and service providers along with members of the older adult population in an open forum in the Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus on June 9th. This safe space gave those present the opportunity to discuss solutions to issues such as economic insecurity, hunger and unaffordable housing.

I am really excited about our forum as this is an important year. It is not only an election year, but it is also a year during which we.... Read More

             

Seniors Decide 2016

Seniors Decide 2016 was a forum led by the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), of which NAPCA is a member, to provide a fair and unbiased platform for sharing the views of candidates for President of the United States on policies and programs affecting older Americans.

The forum was held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Washington D.C.  While we would have preferred a greater participation and turn out by the presidential candidates, we learned a lot about the issues that older adults care about when they cast their ballots and who they vote for.

NAPCA is proud to have fully engaged in this event and to have supported LCAO in this worthy.... Read More