August 8, 2016
Civic Engagement: Join us for a #TellACL Online Day of Action on 8/11
By: Jenna McDavid

Have you heard about our #TellACL civic engagement campaign with Caring Across Generations? We want our communities to tell the Administration for Community Living (ACL) what we need to age successfully. Whether that means aging services in your native language, better access to healthcare that accounts for cultural traditions, better data collection on your community, or something else, we want to hear from you!

Twitter Chat 01This Thursday, August 11th, at 2pm EDT, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat using hashtag #TellACL. We hope you’ll join us to talk about the aging needs of our communities of color, LGBT communities, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. This is a great opportunity to reach legislators and policymakers, aging organizations, funders, and individuals who provide services to diverse elders! Make sure your voice is heard. Sign up here to let us know you’ll be participating, and be sure to watch our Twitter account all this week (@DiverseElders) for updates!

If you can’t join us on Twitter, we encourage you to sign our comment cards! These comment cards will be delivered to the Administration for Community Living in Washington, DC on August 22nd and will be used to refine the aging services provided by each state in our nation. This is a chance for diverse elders and their families, friends, and communities to shape the future of aging policy in America! Check out the links below for the comment card that speaks most to your community and its needs and click to sign:

  • Increase language access and data collection for AAPI older adults: NAPCA’s and SEARAC’s Comment Card
  • Account for the cultural and linguistic needs of Hispanic older adults: NHCOA’s Comment Card (En Español)
  • Ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians receive fair and equal aging and support services: NICOA’s Comment Card
  • Protect LGBT elders from isolation and expressly include them in services for older adults: SAGE’s Comment Card (En Español)


As always, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for important campaign updates, and subscribe to our e-newsletter, Common Threads, to stay in touch with our coalition members and the work that we’re doing on behalf of diverse elders. Thanks for helping us to #TellACL!


The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.