This is the month for email writing! We have the
following three email campaigns that AARP would like us to take part in:
1. AB 824,
“to stop pay-to-delay practices” on drug prices, was amended again on the 13th
of September, and AARP still supports the bill.
To learn more, visit states.aarp.org/California/AB824. Please consider sending an email or letter to
the Governor’s office.
2. AB 1366,
preventing the CPUC from performing its oversight role for VOIP and IP-enabled
phone services, has been shelved, but only for this year. We will continue to
work on OPPOSING this bill into 2020. This is a good time to send an email to
our senators to let them know, we don’t want this one to pass! We want the CPUC to perform oversight!
3. AB 1118,
which would establish California as an Age-Friendly State and requires the
Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to include the 8 domains of
livability developed by the World Health Organization to be included as
recommendations in the next update of the State General Planning
Guidelines. This bill has been sent to
the Governor’s desk for his signature. Please consider sending him an
email or letter as soon as possible urging him to sign AB 1118 into law.
Master Plan on Aging
Finally, the Governor’s Master Plan on Aging process
kicked off on September 17. Nina
Weiler-Harwell, Ph.D. | AARP California Associate State Director – Community,
is on the Stakeholder Advisory Commission.
We hope that she can enlighten us as to what has been decided as they
“Pledge for Action allow[ing] all Californians the opportunity to share their
ideas and suggestions for how we collectively build an age-friendly
Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is
projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an
executive order calling for the creation of Master Plan for Aging to be
developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that
can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and
philanthropy to build environments that promote an age-friendly California. Want to read more? https://www.chhs.ca.gov/home/master-plan-for-aging/