Law Day & Older Americans Month Planning

Vol. 35 Issue: 2

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 2.)

Don't forget to plan for:

Older Americans Month (May 2014)
Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information on staying healthy and active. This year, the theme focuses on injury prevention: Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. Information coming soon to www.ACL.gov.

Law Day (May 1)
As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, is a call to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges still faced in ensuring the opportunity to participate in our democracy. Visit www.lawday.org for updates and information.

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