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Proposed legislation a big step forward for all Florida consumers/ratepayers of regulated investor-owned utilities.

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Tallahassee, Fla. — AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today strongly supporting newly announced legislation to strengthen consumer protections in state law for ratepayers receiving services from investor owned utilities: “On behalf of 2.7 million AARP members statewide, and electric utilities consumers/ratepayers of all generations, AARP Florida strongly supports the legislation announced today. It’s time for Florida to raise the bar on protecting consumers.” The legislation was announced by four legislative leaders in a Capitol news …

Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

For immediate release Dec. 18, 2014 Contact: Dave Bruns dbruns@aarp.org   Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation Out of the media spotlight, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Ander Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville, worked together to help volunteers help older taxpayers St. Petersburg, Fla. – Working together without fanfare, two Florida members of Congress cooperated in recent weeks to provide extra support for volunteers nationwide who have worked tirelessly to help millions …

Ken Thomas Appointed as AARP Florida Volunteer State President 

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

A longtime community leader, Thomas brings record of service to all generations to new role.   Kenneth “Ken” Thomas, 60, of Boca Raton is AARP Florida’s new volunteer state president, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today. “On behalf of 2.8 million AARP members across Florida, we are delighted that Ken Thomas will serve as our volunteer state president and a leading voice for Floridians 50+,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director.  “Ken’s experience and commitment to improving …

AARP: Use of Association’s Name, Logo in Florida 2nd Congressional District Political Ads Not Authorized

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

  St. Petersburg, Fla. – Today, after learning of its name and logo appearing in campaign ads attacking Congressman Steve Southerland in the race for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, AARP Florida issued the following statement by State Director Jeff Johnson: “AARP Florida does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates,” Johnson said.  “AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in campaign ads paid for by a national organization and now running in …

Nonpartisan AARP Florida Issues Voter Guides to Let You Know Where Sunshine State Candidates Stand on Issues That Matter to You

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 7, 2014 CONTACT Kathy Marma, 727.592.8004 kmarma@aarp.org or Dave Bruns, 850.577.5161 dbruns@aarp.org Nonpartisan AARP Florida Issues Voter Guides to Let You Know Where Sunshine State Candidates Stand on Issues That Matter to You AARP Reports Candidates’ Own Words on Support for Family Caregivers, Retirement Savings, Livable Communities; ‘You Be the Judge,’ AARP’s Johnson says St. Petersburg, Fla. –Today the nonpartisan AARP Florida released voter guides featuring positions from candidates for Governor and Congress – in their …

Gray is Gold: 50+ Add $429 Billion to Florida

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

AARP Report: Florida’s “Longevity Economy” Responsible for $429B in State GDP, 6 Million Jobs AARP Florida State Director Calls on Candidates to Talk About State Role in Attracting Boomers Orlando, Fla. – AARP and Oxford Economics released a report today on Florida’s “Longevity Economy” that shows that households headed by people 50 or older generate 54 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product ($428.7 billion), 58 percent of the state’s jobs (6,070,000) and 67 percent of Florida’s state and local …