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Public Policy
Generations United believes that public policy should meet the needs of all generations and that resources are more wisely used when they connect generations rather than separate them. We promote an intergenerational approach to framing public policies that impact children, youth and older adult issues.
News

 Download the new report from Generations United and The Generations Initiative Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America.



On Sept. 29, President Obama signed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980) into law. The new legislation includes key provisions that help Grandfamilies by empowering youth and caregiver voices, prioritizing relative care and promoting permanency. Learn more

Intergenerational Issues

Below are the key policy issues Generations United covers. While we support a range of policies, we strive to identify a very short list of top priorities. For a full list of the policy issues Generations United advocates for visit our Public Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress

Education

Federal Budget

Grandfamilies Policy (Grandparents & other relatives raising children)

Health Care

Older Americans Act

Service & Volunteering


Shared Sites Policy
 (Settings where children, youth and older adults participate in services and/or programs concurrently at the same site)

Social Security

Social Supports (Social programs that provide services to people of all ages)

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“It if had not have been for Social Security, I don’t know what would have happened to my family. How would we have stayed together? It's the only income we had. It kept us together and in school.”  -Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa)

 Read more stories from Social Security: What's at Stake
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