<b><h2><font color="#700720">Sign-on Letter for Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act</font></h2></b> In May, <b>Senator Susan Collins</b> and <b>Senator Bob Casey</b> introduced the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S.1091). The legislation creates a federal task force to: <br><br> <ul> <li>Identify and disseminate information about federal resources, information and best practices to help families where grandparents and other relatives are raising children.</li><br> <li>Submit a report to Congress on best practices, resources and other information for the families and on gaps in services to meet the families' needs.</li> </ul>
<a href="https://dl2.pushbulletusercontent.com/SvBTaOlLp19fuXnR4cmwkJQ9fbcakJpf/Support%20letter%20for%20Supporting%20Grandparents%20Raising%20Grandchildren%20Act.pdf">Here's the sign-on letter for organizations in support of the bill</a>. <b>To sign your organization onto the letter, please email Adam Otto by Friday, June 23rd</b>. For additional background information about the bill, read <a href="https://www.aging.senate.gov/press-releases/collins-casey-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-support-grandparents-raising-grandchildren-as-opioid-epidemic-increases-their-numbers">this press release from the Senate Special Committee on Aging</a>, which includes links to <a href="https://www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/grandparents-to-the-rescue-raising-grandchildren-in-the-opioid-crisis-and-beyond">the archived hearing that spurred the legislation</a> and a <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1091/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S.+1091%22%5D%7D&r=1">copy of the bill</a>.