AMAC MAGAZINE: Volume 18, Issue 1 - JAN/FEB 2024


T his year was a time of remark- able growth and advocacy for AMAC Action. As the premier conservative advocacy group for Americans over the age of 50, we continue to give our members a plat- form to fight for their values and to help shape policy decisions at local, state, and federal levels. In 2023 alone, our 360,670 AMAC advocates sent nearly 750,000 messages to state legislators, members of Congress, corporate executives, and even to Presi- dent Biden himself. Through more than 90 call-to-action campaigns, we empowered our advocates to voice their positions on an array of issues — including strengthening election integrity, increasing hospi- tal price transparency, protecting life at all stages, guaranteeing parental rights, and opposing radical trans- gender ideology.

Thanks to the dedication of our advo- cates, AMAC Action helped achieve some major wins at the federal level. The US House of Representatives passed 17 bills that AMAC Action helped advance. These included the Parental Bill of Rights Act, the Secure the Border Act of 2023, the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, and the Lower Cost, More Transparency Act. While these bills are still awaiting passage in the Senate, our government relations team held more than 150 meetings with members of the House and Senate to advocate for these reforms, and we will continue to put pressure on the Senate to bring these bills to the floor. The Lower Cost, More Transparency Act in particular received strong bipartisan support in the House, and we plan to work with bipartisan

members in the Senate to help pass a variation of this bill this year. At the state level, AMAC Action achieved some of our biggest victo- ries to date. In Kentucky, our amaz- ing advocates helped enact a bill to protect parental rights in educa- tion. In Colorado, we helped pass legislation to improve hospital price transparency. In Illinois, our members sent more than 176,000 messages to effec- tively stop the Democrat-controlled General Assembly from adopting ranked-choice voting. Our efforts were the talk of Springfield, and coali- tion member Andy Bakker, who testi- fied in opposition to ranked-choice voting, said he “took some heat” from Illinois House members because they couldn’t believe the volume of emails generated by these campaigns. Mr. Bakker summed it up best when

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