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The Lobbying Efforts of Groups Advocating the Rights of the Elderly
Discuss the lobbying efforts of groups advocating the rights of the elderly (such as the Gray Panthers or the American Association of Retired Persons).
Write a brief introduction discussing some of the main concerns the elderly have. What do they see as problems and why? Provide a brief history of the lobby group you chose. When did they form? What are their main goals? Discuss the areas in which this lobby group has been able to enact social change. In what areas has it failed? What legislation, in general, can be traced to elder activism?