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Jennifer Baier

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AARP Illinois Endorses  Independent Maps Campaign!

AARP Illinois Endorses Independent Maps Campaign!

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hello blog readers, we’ve got an important announcement! We’ve officially endorsed an independent, non-partisan redistricting effort in order give voters back their say…. With Illinois being the worst state in the nation regarding trust in government according to a recent Gallup poll, (and really who can blame us?!) it is urgent that voters get their voice back in a system that has been broken by gerrymandering and that no longer holds elected officials accountable to their constituents. This is a …

Take Full Advantage of Money Smart Week Illinois!

Take Full Advantage of Money Smart Week Illinois!

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hello there blog denizens! Just a heads up that it’s almost time for Money Smart Week, and there are a lot of sessions worth checking out this year.  First, learn what “Money Smart Week” is all about by checking out this quick and somewhat epic video….   Second, let us tell you about the sessions that we’re a part of this year….   Seminar #1 and #2 – Peoria  “Reverse Mortgages: What are they?” 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. “Frauds & Scams: Keeping Yourself …

What's Up Springfield? Tell Your Legislators to Support the Secure Choice Savings Program!

What’s Up Springfield? Tell Your Legislators to Support the Secure Choice Savings Program!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hello Blog Readers, This week in Springfield things are starting to heat up – literally! The deadline for bills to be passed out of committee is March 28th. One of our top priorities this week is making sure that the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program makes it through committee and continues on it’s way to becoming a law. Aside: Turning a bill into a law is like running a marathon not a sprint…and we need your support all along the …

Thank You Congressman Davis For Supporting Safer Streets!

Thank You Congressman Davis For Supporting Safer Streets!

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

With pedestrians being killed every two hours in the U.S., and pedestrian deaths on the rise again in Illinois, it’s critical that new laws are enacted to protect individuals of all ages on sidewalks, intersections, and bicycle lanes. AARP has strongly advocated for safe streets legislation. That is why we’re greatly appreciative of Cong. Rodney Davis’ support for the Safe Streets Act of 2013, as he became the first member of the Illinois Congressional Delegation to sign onto the legislation …

What's Up Springfield? Long Term Care, Auto IRA, State Based Marketplace

What’s Up Springfield? Long Term Care, Auto IRA, State Based Marketplace

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Here’s your weekly rundown of what’s going down in Springfield this week. It’s a busy time in “The Patch” as bill sponsors step up, bill language is drafted, and everything gets submitted to the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) post-haste. Here’s what AARP Illinois Staffers are tracking on this session….   Long Term Care – Issue Lead Dave –A Long Term Care Disparity Bill  *NEW* This week the bill got a name (SB2773). Now we can track it at the Illinois General Assembly Website aka “ILGA”  Our Springfield …

What's Up Springfield? Long Term Care, Financial Security

What’s Up Springfield? Long Term Care, Financial Security

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

  Hello everyone, Welcome to our new weekly feature. I’m calling it “What’s up Springfield” – The Non-Wonk Edition. This weekly blog post will highlight and recap legislative issues the AARP Illinois team is working on…in “real” language. In other words…. If you’re like me, you really want to be a well informed citizen of Illinois and hear about issues that may impact you – and you definitely want to know if your legislators are up to good or no good – but you …