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Create a humane society – one that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power and democracy over institutions.
Eliminate injustice, discrimination, ageism wherever they exist.
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Make your voice heard!
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Creating a single-payer, universal health care system
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Promoting peace and international human rights
E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, August 20th, 2018 @ 6:46pm
Gray Panthers is at it again! As part of our efforts to combat ageism, and to ensure that the rights of older persons are heard, Gray Panthers organized and held an important forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York on how to ensure that domestic and global regulation of nursing home facilities is properly structured, administered, and responsive to the needs of all nursing home residents.
The focus of this year's Open Ended Working Group on Ageing had been on Long Term Care and Palliative Care.
Our event was attended by diplomats, government ministry officials from around the world, delegates from NGOs, and advocates. We're proud that the event was held during the first day of the OEWGA. We're proud that all presentations provided a variety of perspectives on why civil society must always be the watchdog regarding nursing home regulation.
This is a huge issue, both in the USA and globally, and particularly important for nations where long term care systems are emerging.
Attached is a summary of the event. We hope it spurs further action - here and throughout the world. Please let us know if you can identify other distribution channels to disseminate it widely.
E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 @ 6:20pm
‘Stakeholder Engagement in the HLPF and its Review in 2019’
Once again, Gray Panthers made a huge contribution to this year’s High Level Political Forum (the essential global forum for review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals). In prior email blasts, we’ve informed you of the groundbreaking statement by Sylvia Beales, providing a practical and strategic underpinning of the concept of “Leave No One Behind”. While our emphasis is on ensuring that the voice of older persons is not made silent, there is much to be done. As a member of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing and on its own, Gray Panthers made important statements, participated in innumerable events, spoke up, and showed the world that older persons are always essential to the progress of the world. The fabulous Gray Panthers summer interns helped immeasurably.
Attached find a summary of an important event at the HLPF highlighting the need for continued and expanded voice of civil society in this critically important forum. There is a threat that the voice of the people will be scaled back. Gray Panthers fights back. Frances Zainoeddin, along with Jack Kupferman, Sylvia Beales and others, is helping to lead the way.
Please review summary prepared by our interns. Comments appreciated.