AARP North Carolina Responds to Senate Healthcare Bill

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Statement from AARP North Carolina State Director Doug Dickerson in reaction to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017: “AARP North Carolina is urging Senators Burr and Tillis to oppose the proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  The design of the plan will most surely result in higher health care costs for adults younger than 65 while providing for less healthcare coverage, and do nothing to rein in escalating costs of prescription drugs. It also undermines the recent advances …

Find out where the candidates stand

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AARP Georgia is committed to ensuring that voters have the information they need to make informed decisions on Election Day. With Congress considering legislation that could significantly affect healthcare access for its members, AARP Georgia will sponsor the digital debate coverage and post-debate analysis of the June 6th Congressional District debate between Karen Handel (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) on Channel 2 WSB-TV. “The nation’s eyes are on Georgia’s 6th District, and voters deserve to know where the candidates stand …

Ride the Bus with AARP in Indianapolis!

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  Mass transit is a critical piece of the community puzzle in Indianapolis.  Reliable bus service means that your friends and neighbors can get to their jobs, that your parents and grandparents can get to doctor’s appointments and the grocery store,  and that members of the community can access shopping centers and businesses – all of which contributes to the economic strength of our city.  AARP fully supports the Marion County Transit Plan – a plan that will provide additional …

Join AARP for a Health & Safety Fair in Carmi!

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AARP Illinois is passionate about helping the 50+ connect with new and Real Possibilities to live life to the fullest.  That’s why we’re working all across Illinois to make life better for you and your family.  Come get to know us at the Phoenix Rehab and Nursing Care Center Health & Safety Fair and see how we’re making a difference in our community Speakers at the event will include representatives from the Carmi Fire and Police Departments, and AARP.  Free …

AARP Pushes for Passage of CARE Act in Illinois

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Being a family caregiver is a major responsibility – a responsibility that over 2.4 million Illinoisans have unselfishly taken on to help ensure that their loved ones can live independently at home and avoid costly institutional settings.  AARP Illinois is advocating for the passage of a state law that will help give these family caregivers the resources and training they need to be able to continue to care for their loved ones following a hospital stay. The CARE Act (Caregiver …

Voting Rights 50 Years Later: Leaders Say the March to the Polls is Still Indispensable

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“Is it time to celebrate Selma, Alabama – and the triumph of the Voting Rights Act? Or is it time to mourn Shelby, Alabama – and the radical backlash against voting rights?”

Those are the questions raised by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. as he declares the need for America to understand that “the struggle for equal rights must go on.”

Economic Empowerment: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights

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National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial, who last year hosted a conference themed, “Bridges to Jobs and Justice”, often stresses the need for poor people to have jobs as a key to economic empowerment and civil rights. Marcia Griffin, founder of Homefree USA, says home ownership is crucial to economic empowerment since “96 percent of African-American wealth is in our homes.” Michael Grant, president/CEO of the National Bankers Association, says the key to economic empowerment in the Black community is …

Carter Woodson: The Father of Black History

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He was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old. And yet, as a man with this humble childhood experience, Carter Godwin Woodson went on to attend Berea College in Kentucky, the University of Chicago, Sorbonne …

AARP Illinois Financial Security Forums – November

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You work hard and you deserve a secure financial future. In today’s economic climate, you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want.  After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future.  AARP is working to help you plan by providing free, unbiased information so that you can make smart financial decisions. That’s also why AARP is advocating for Senate Bill 2758 – the Illinois Secure Choice Savings …

AARP Illinois Honors Chicagoan With Highest Volunteer Award

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Chicago resident Kathy Schubert was recognized by AARP Illinois with the state’s highest volunteer honor, the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.  The award was presented to Schubert at a luncheon held in her honor at the American Red Cross in Chicago.  AARP also presented a monetary donation to the American Red Cross and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Schubert’s behalf. “AARP has long valued the spirit of service embraced by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus,” said Bob …