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November 24, 2008

Elder Abuse: What You Can Do About EA (OK. USA)

What Can You Do About Elder Abuse
By Jean W

Don't start with the scepticism -- the numbers on elder abuse will blow you away. And without getting too graphic, the forms of elder abuse would knock the wind out of you. (Here is just one of many stories about elder abuse in Oklahoma.) What can be done? Read the op-ed piece in today's Oklahoman by Shirley Cox entitled "Movement needed on elder justice bill." Then contact Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn who is - again - blocking passage of a good bill with wide Congressional support. (He loves to put a "hold" on bills; it is his "m.o.")US Senate Bill 1070, the Elder Justice Act, would create a collaborative, nationwide effort to research, identify, treat and prosecute abuse against the elderly. It's focus is on prevention. And since women out live men at alarming rates, this is a women's issue. This isn't a bridge to nowhere - this is your mother, aunt, grandma, neighbor - maybe you some day. Urge Senator Coburn to lift his hold on and to vote for passage of Senate Bill 1070. Click here to send him an email. (It's a total waste of your time but you'll feel better for having done it.)

SOURCE: The Oklahoma Women Network Blog
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Thank you Jean. I trust more will go to the given links above. How many years has the US Senate Bill 1070, the Elder Justice Act; being on the "For Discussion/Debate" rounds?
Enough talks -- LET US PUSH FOR IT TO BE PASSED!

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