Join an AARP chapter and get involved!

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy AARP’s chapters in Alabama will be in full swing this fall, providing opportunities for community service and social activities. Chapters are the strategic link between members and communities around our state and AARP’s programs and activities in Alabama. And members may also have the opportunity to meet their local elected officials to share opinions on issues that matter to their community. If you’d like to learn more about the chapter in your area, feel free to visit one of these …

AARP Alabama Volunteers Press Congress on Vital Issues

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Alabama volunteers and staff visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to various offices of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation took place to discuss a variety of issues crucial to older Americans, and particularly to AARP’s more than 451,000 members in the …

Deadline for health insurance coverage is March 31.

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy If you are under age 65 and not currently eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, it’s important to understand your insurance options in Alabama. The deadline to sign up for health insurance for this year to avoid paying a penalty is March 31, 2014. We strongly urge all Alabamians who are currently without health insurance to go to www.healthcare.gov to determine your eligibility for private insurance and subsidies. Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, continues to stand against Medicaid expansion, leaving many thousands …

Alabamians will still see high natural gas and electric bills in 2014

Posted on 12/13/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy In Alabama, electric and gas customers still pay some of the highest bills in the South, while Alabama’s big utilities reap some of the highest allowed profits in the country.  Following nearly a year of informal meetings by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on the rates and profits of Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power, the status quo remains with Alabamians seeing little if any relief on their utility bills. Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power are monopoly …

Join us at the Mobile Candidate Forum on Oct 21st, to learn where your candidates stand on issues that matter to you

Posted on 10/16/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy Please join AARP Alabama, the University of South Alabama and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce as we host your candidates for Congress.  Learn where candidates stand on important issues. The event will be  from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 21, at The Mitchell Center, University South Alabama, located at 5950 Old Shell Road | Mobile, AL 36688. The forum is free and open to the public.   Reservations are kindly requested, but not required by calling toll-free to 866-542-8167 …

Even Alabama Power now admits new rate plan won’t lower customer power bills

Posted on 09/4/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy When the Alabama Public Service Commission recently approved a new rate structure for Alabama Power — by a 2-to-1 vote –  AARP began calling for the PSC to show us the numbers. The two commissioners voting for the new plan, Twinkle  Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden, claimed it would result in lower power bills for Alabama Power customers. Terry Dunn disagreed, voting against the new plan, and said it might even raise power bills for hardworking Alabama families. AARP agreed with …