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Stacia Dahl


Stacia Dahl is the Managing Editor of the AARP Montana State Blog.

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Don’t Let Halloween Turn Into A Nightmare

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Usually a treat for children, Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year, AARP offers tips to stay safe This question came from Carole who visited our booth at the MEA-MFT convention in Missoula: Q: I remember in past years that you had a Halloween Safety Sheet that could be printed and used as a handout or poster.  Do you still have those available? Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for children, but …

Secretary McCulloch Announces New Way for Montanans to Register to Vote

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Secretary McCulloch Announces New Way for Montanans to Register to Vote Online Pre-Registration Tool Will Increase Accuracy and Efficiency Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer Linda McCulloch announced on Tuesday a new way for citizens to register to vote for upcoming Montana elections including the November 4th General Election. The Secretary of State’s office is now offering an online pre-registration tool which allows qualified citizens to enter and submit their registration information online via a computer, tablet or smartphone. …

Butte-Silver Bow Passes Resolution Calling for Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Butte-Silver Bow Passes Resolution Calling for Medicaid Expansion  City-County Council Moves to Expand Healthcare to More Montanans  Helena, Mont., — Butte-Silver Bow commissioners unanimously approved a resolution calling for full Medicaid expansion to cover up to 70,000 Montanans with low incomes.  At the Commission meeting on Wednesday, September 17th, Resolution 14–41 passed 12-0.  It urges Montana lawmakers to accept enhanced federal funding for the state’s Medicaid program. The resolution states that “all Montanans should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, …

Job Announcement: Legislative Coordinator Position for AARP Montana

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

AARP Montana is seeking a Legislative Coordinator for the 2015 legislative session. The Legislative Coordinator will report directly to the Advocacy Director for AARP Montana. Job Description Responsibilities Assist AARP Montana Advocacy Director on activities related to the 2015 legislative session. Coordinate activities of AARP Capital City Advocates, including training of volunteers, preparation of testimony on bills, agenda and materials for weekly meeting of volunteers, and scheduling and notice of volunteer activities. Establish and maintain bill tracking system. Generate weekly …

AARP Urges Montanans to Preserve the Freedom to Vote on Election Day

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Voters urged to reject LR-126 by casting a “NO” vote on their ballots this fall Helena, Mont., Sept 17, 2014 – This fall Montanans will vote on LR 126, a ballot measure to repeal Montana’s Election Day Voter registration law. AARP is fighting to defeat this measure. If passed, the referendum would repeal sections of law that have allowed more than 29,000 Montanans to vote since it was first passed by a bipartisan majority nearly a decade ago.  Instead, voters would …

Community Shredding Events and Food Drives Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts   Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State Helena, Mont., Sept. 2, 2014 — AARP Montana announced today that it will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2014 “National Day of Service” that will be held on Thursday, September 11.  For 12 years now, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have responded to the tragic events of September 11 by volunteering in …