Now that both the House and the Senate have voted on Kupuna Caregives once, we need you to contact your legislators and ensure that they pass the plan this legislative session. We can't afford to wait.
Sign here and we'll add your name to our petition.
The text of the petition is below:
Now that the Kupuna Caregivers plan has passed both the House and the Senate, it is even more important that you, our elected officials, take action to ensure it passes this year. Our families can't afford any more delay of this vital support. Show you care for our kupuna and pass a fully funded Kupuna Caregivers program this year!
Kupuna Caregivers will strengthen our families by allowing our loved ones to age at home, with the people they love -- where 90% of them would prefer to be -- instead of in an institution. And it would strengthen our economy by making sure working caregivers can focus on their jobs instead of constantly worrying about whether mom is ok.
So far, not one legislator has voted against this bill, and we want to encourage them to pass the Kupuna Caregivers bill and make sure the program has money to begin helping caregiving families right away. Support for caregiving families is long overdue, and a modest investment in this program goes a long way in the lives of families who need a little extra help.
But legislators need to know that this is too important to put off. Will you add your name and show your support today?