Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
Legal services programs should be fully funded.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
The federal government should encourage and expedite funding for priority research, demonstration projects, and referral programs for the design an
The fundamental right of all people to be free from discrimination should be vigorously enforced. Policymakers should enact and implement civil rights statutes.
Legislators should enact and strengthen laws against hate crimes. These laws should be vigorously enforced.
Congress should reauthorize the Elder Justice Act (EJA). It should fully fund the EJA and other programs that address elder abuse.
Policymakers should devise Silver Alert or similar programs to alert the public to missing older adults with appropriate protections and limitations.
Policymakers should strengthen federal and state laws that protect against age discrimination. They should ensure victims have adequate remedies, including monetary damages.
Policymakers should encourage advance care planning. This should include the creation of advance directives.