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AMAC Supports the Elder Abuse Prevention Act

abuseThis legislation codifies a Trump Administration initiative that will enhance the coordination of activities among the legal community, law enforcement agencies, medical communities and other senior advocates to combat elder abuse, neglect, and financial fraud.

July 2, 2021

The Honorable Victoria Spartz 
5th Congressional District of Indiana 
1523 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Sylvia Garcia
29th Congressional District of Texas
1620 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Congresswoman Spartz and Congresswoman Garcia,

On behalf of the 2.35 million members of AMAC – Association of Mature American Citizens, I write to offer our support for your legislation that was recently passed by the House of Representatives, H.R. 2922, the Elder Abuse Protection Act.

As an organization representing Americans who are age 50-plus, AMAC regularly hears from our members of the attempts by nefarious individuals and organizations to steal their identities and other fraudulent financial scams that could rob them of their limited retirement income. We have also heard of our members’ experiences with the maltreatment and negligence of their elderly loved ones, particularly during the Covid-19 lockdown.

H.R. 2922 would codify the Elder Justice Initiative, which was established by the Trump Administration, and make permanent the coordination of efforts to combat elder abuse. Your bill provides the necessary oversight and training for the legal and law enforcement communities, medical professionals, and other first responders to ensure cases of elder abuse, neglect, and fraud are managed appropriately.

Thank you, Congresswoman Spartz and Congresswoman Garcia, and your bipartisan co-sponsors, for working together to create compassionate legislation that protects America’s seniors and helps them to live their retirement years with dignity and respect. AMAC is pleased to offer our association’s full support for H.R. 2922, the Elder Abuse Protection Act.

Sincerely,
Bob Carlstrom
President, AMAC Action

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Old Silk
4 months ago

The medical industrial complex with their financial exploitation is included, I trust.

Last edited 4 months ago by Old Silk
Paulette
4 months ago

I thought we already had laws protecting our older generation or is the current administration trying to get that set aside as well?

JOHN
5 months ago

An act to “prevent elder abuse????? MORE Talk?
The Act to Prevent Violent Abuse of Women???
Are these not already illegal?
Isn’t ASSAULT Illegal? OR MURDER????
Another LAW to cover an already existing LAW that is NOT being enforced?
Talk Talk Talk
Isn’t there any enforceable penalties? Like Public Executions?
In out early history. elected Politicians that lied and or not fulfil their “Promises” were dragged out of town tied to a rail-road Rail and or “Tarred and Feathered” Publicly! NOT a Pleasant thing to consider and probably was a career ending event!

LouiseA
5 months ago

Too bad the Elder Abuse that’s happening in the White House wasn’t prevented.

Chuck
5 months ago
Reply to  LouiseA

Dems and RINO’s vigorously supported it.

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