Our Advocacy Efforts
LeadingAge Texas remains in the front of
the public policy issues facing the spectrum of aging. As a member of
LeadingAge Texas, you should expect the best in advocacy. We deliver on
that promise by working extensively with legislators, legislative staff,
developing relationships with media, and engaging our members in
grassroots contacts with legislators. In today's political and policy
climate, the effects of both state and Federal decisions are often
immediate and interconnected.
Aging policy has economic, social, ethical, and practical components. Our team works all aspects of these components to develop a full and complete picture for decision makers. Whether it is working with nursing homes, assisted living, or affordable housing issues, the LeadingAge Texas Public Policy Team is ready to be your advocate and source of information for the rapid changes in the political and public policy realm. Advocacy requires a constant relationship between our professional staff in Austin and LeadingAge Texas members around the state. Our success depends on this relationship. That is why we encourage full membership participation and look forward to having your organization involved in the issues facing the Texas aging population, providers, caregivers, families, and communities.
- Alyse Meyer - Director of Public Policy, LeadingAge Texas
- George Linial - President & CEO, LeadingAge Texas
- David Thomason - Legislative Consultant, LeadingAge Texas; Owner/Lead Consultant, Advocacy Gauge
- Chip Utterback - Chair, LeadingAge Texas Public Policy Committee; President/CEO, Blue Skies of Texas
Contacting Your State Legislators
Key Contact Program
Become a Strong Advocate for Senior Living in Your Community
To ensure every legislator in the State of Texas knows the importance of not-for-profit senior living and long-term care, we are calling all LeadingAge Texas members to become a legislative advocate in your community. Up for the challenge? Click here, then select "Request Membership" and Alyse will be in contact with you soon!