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Matsui to Bring Caregiver and Seniors’ Advocate to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, announced that her guest to the State of the Union will be Dr. Donna Yee, former CEO of ACC Senior Services and policy director of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Dr. Yee has spent her career advocating for Sacramento’s seniors and currently serves as a caregiver for her mother.

“Dr. Yee has consistently fought for our region’s seniors and has a longtime track record of service, advocacy, and care within our community. Her story is truly inspiring, and I am pleased to have her join me as my guest to this year’s State of the Union address,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “America’s seniors have spent a lifetime contributing to our society and economy. Despite vowing to strengthen and protect Medicare and Social Security, the Trump Administration has continuously attacked these essential programs by cutting spending, shifting costs onto beneficiaries, and limiting choices for seniors and their families. It is now more important than ever that we lift up the voices of those in our communities who are advocating for real improvements and solutions. I am proud that in Sacramento we have those like Dr. Yee who have the knowledge, experience, and personal stories that we can amplify as an example to the rest of the country.”

“It is my honor to join Congresswoman Matsui at the State of the Union tonight,” said Dr. Yee. “Her voice and leadership in Congress clearly reflect her tireless dedication to our country’s seniors and their families. I am happy to share this time together to discuss solutions moving forward.”

Each year, Members of Congress can invite one guest of their choosing to attend the State of the Union address with them. These guests are often used to highlight important community members, contributions, and issues of importance to the member and their work in Congress.

The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (formerly known as the Seniors Task Force), focuses on the needs of our nation’s older Americans, their families and future generations looking ahead to retirement. Their work reflects an inclusive focus on the needs of caregivers and also focuses on how aging impacts an entire household.

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