Time For Boomers & Elders To Break The Washington Stalemate

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PRESS RELEASE (6/14/2013)- AgeNation’s co-founders, George and Sedena Cappannelli, today issued a call to older GenXers, Boomers and Elders to step up and fix the obvious stalemate in government.  The Cappannelli’s believe that although the media has turned its focus away from the Sequester, in supporting it, the obstructionists in Washington have gone way beyond political gamesmanship.  In blocking effective solutions they are visiting intentional pain and suffering on some of our most vulnerable citizens – especially older Americans.  They are also putting the economic recovery at risk and hence the majority of Americans as well.  In this way they are demonstrating a dereliction of duty and a gross negligence.

This stalemate is also preventing Congress from dealing with a number of other critical age-related issues.  As reported yesterday in the Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-end-of-life-20130613,0,770195.story, end of life medical procedures increased 15% nationally last year and a large majority of patients reported not getting the kind of end of life care they most desired.  In Los Angeles these costs are 60% higher than in other places. Other studies also show that the average American spends between 70% and 90% of all of the money they spend on healthcare in their entire lives in the last year of their lives. This accounts for $500 Billion in unnecessary end of life medical costs.

To counter the obvious breakdown in Washington, the Cappannelli’s are calling on older GenXers, Boomers, Elders – who will eventually constitute approximately 50% of our population – to work with conscious young people who are concerned about the world they will soon inherit – to do what is necessary to fix Washington. 

They recommend this coalition of conscious Americans: 1. Demand that members of Congress work without pay and healthcare benefits until this sequester is resolved.  2. Call for the establishment of a special public prosecutor to determine if criminal charges can be filed against public servants who fail to protect the public’s interests and who are violating their public oath by showing a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

The Cappannells also remind members of these demographics – many of whom have been at the heart of some of the most consequential social change movements of the 20th Century – to get serious in other ways as well.   1.  Organize and execute National Days of Objection or what used to be called National Strikes.  political donations. 2. Boycott media sources that pass off biased, political rhetoric as news.  3. Vote each single day with both money and attention by supporting only products and services delivered by companies and organizations who serve the common good.

Their new book Do Not Go Quietly, A Guide To Living Consciously and Aging Wisely For People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday is an inspiring rallying call to older GenXers, Boomers and Elders to use these years wisely and not meekly submit to the marginalization by society. AgeNation (www.agenation.com) is a company that delivers inspiration, education, resources, engagement and solutions for “people who weren’t born yesterday” and seeks to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between generations

For information:  Jackie Lapin @ 818.707.1473 or George Cappannelli @ 602.339.3777 – agenation@gmail.com

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