Action Alerts

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CALIFORNIA DISCLOSE ACT AB 14

Californians are ready and eager to pass AB 14 to show voters who’s really behind political ads trying to buy your vote.  It’s the first bill in the nation to require political ads to clearly show their top three true funders, not front groups.
The California Clean Money Campaign AB 14 will require ads about ballot measures plus outside expenditure ads about candidates to clearly and prominently list the true names of their top three funders.  It applies to ads on TV, radio, print, the internet, and more.
Please sign the petition asking your Assemblymember to join AB14 as a coauthor to make political ads show who’s trying to buy the vote!

BRAIN HEALTH REGISTRY FOR CAREGIVERS

In collaboration with researchers at UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center, directed by Drs. Elissa Epel & Aric Prather, the Brain Health Registry is working to better understand the daily and psychological experience of caregivers
Caregivers care for people with different disabilities, injuries, and illnesses – brain disease, heart disease, autism, and other conditions.  Many are caregivers for someone who needs extra help due to age.
Caregivers have a difficult task before them: How do they provide the best care for their loved one AND take care of their own health and wellness? While the answer is complex, research shows that one of the most important things caregivers can do is to take care of themselves.

WOMEN’S CLINICAL TRIALS

The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is partnering with the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health to initiate a Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign (DWCT).  The campaign’s goal is to raise the awareness of the importance for women of different ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, and health conditions to participate in clinical trials.

The following websites offer excellent information:
http://www.fda.gov/ForPatients/ClinicalTrials/default.htm
www.fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials

MEDICARE: A SPECIAL NEW WEBSITE

The Alliance for Retired Americans is pleased to launch www.medicare50th.org. Click on the link to read the personal stories of what Medicare has meant to several Alliance members personally since its inception, and how much it has changed their lives. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary year, we will add new features and details about Alliance events to mark the occasion and ways you can help remind policymakers to protect this essential, earned benefit. (Click RESOURCES above).

WALK SAN FRANCISCO

Walk San Francisco’s Report on Walking measures how San Francisco is meeting the goals, as laid out in the Mayor’s 2013 Pedestrian Strategy, to make walking safer and more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, seniors are disproportionately impacted by pedestrian fatalities. While seniors make up 17.5% of San Francisco’s population, seniors accounted for 47% of the pedestrian fatalities in 2014. As our older population ages in place, the City must make sure our streets are safe.  Here is a link to keep informed of what Walk San Francisco is doing

ATTENTION TO ALZHEIMER’S CRISIS

The growing Alzheimer’s crisis is threatening to bankrupt America.  To be an advocate and find out more: Alzheimer’s Association website www.alz.org.

Tell Congress to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research this year!  Click  Resources above.