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Tue Apr 10, 2012
Thanks to the organizing work of religious leaders in Howard County, the Maryland General Assembly's budget for 2013 includes $13 Million additional dollars to expand the Medicaid Waiver for Older Adults by 300 slots, as well as improve the program, expand services, and increase home care workers' pay. This is a start to shifting Maryland's budget from institutionalized to home and community based care. PATH worked closely with AARP, AFSCME and Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Josh Sharfstein, to win on this issue. Dozens and dozens of PATH leaders came to and testified at hearings and small group meetings with key legislators.
Fri Mar 23, 2012
Action in Montgomery successfully organized for the development of 140 new senior housing units in downtown Silver Spring, a diverse and vibrant suburb immediately adjacent to the District of Columbia. This new project was announced on March 20, 2012 by County Executive Isaiah Leggett in front of nearly 300 leaders of AIM congregations. Sixty percent of these new homes will be affordable for low-income seniors, and transporation to nearby amenities will be included in this project. AIM volunteers came up with the idea for the housing after dozens of small group meetings with congregation members to form an agenda for their senior campaign. AIM is also pushing that developers of housing projects on county-owned land be required to set aside a portion of affordable units for senior residents.
In the News
Medicaid Privatization, Nevada IAF, Organizing in Las Vegas
'Nevadans for the Common Good' Staves Off Medicaid Privatization
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Backed by 300 leaders at a ‘Nevadans for the Common Good‘ accountability assembly, Marsha Rodriguez told her story about the fragility of independence as a senior. 72 years old, Rodriguez described waiting 6 months to get into a Nevada Medicaid waiver program, the Home and Community Based Waiver, which helps pay for non-medical services that are essential for some aging seniors to continue living at home...
Medicaid Privatization, Teacher Shortage Crisis, aging, school funding
NCG Continues Push for Transparency in Medicaid Privatization
Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
At a 300-person assembly of ‘Nevadans for the Common Good,’ state legislators publicly supported NCG goals to address the state’s teacher shortage and to ensure that a plan to privatize some medicaid services in Nevada is transparent and includes meaningful public participation....
Medicaid, Privatization, Nevada IAF, Community Organizing in Las Vegas
NCG Fights Off Push for Privatization of Medicaid Services in Nevada
Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Leaders of Nevadans for the Common Good cried 'foul' when a dead bill proposing to privatize the provision of Medicaid services was kept alive through unnatural means. Though voted down, it remained in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee through an exemption sparing it from normal deadlines. That same language was then grafted onto a separate bill (SB 514) and approved by the legislature the day before it adjourned.
Aging Latinos in Action, Crosswalk, Salinas, California IAF
Salinas Seniors Organize with COPA to Get Crosswalk
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Doña Francisca’s death by car, the 4th accident in front of the Sherwood Village senior living facility, brought clarity to members of Aging Latinos in Action. Without a stop sign, seniors were left vulnerable to rushing and inattentive drivers...