Kelli Fritts receives Distinguished Service Award

Kelli Fritts receives Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP Colorado ASD Advocacy Director Kelli Fritts was chosen by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to receive the agency’s Distinguished Service Award on April 23, 2014. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the region and to the work of DRCOG. Fritts is being recognized for her work to improve the lives of older adults in the Denver region and throughout Colorado. “I’m extremely pleased that Kelli has received this well-deserved recognition for …

Nancy A. LeaMond visit St. Louis April 22-23

AARP on Chairman Ryan’s Budget Proposal

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

Advocacy AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budge Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of Chairman Ryan’s proposals, we encourage members of Congress to consider the impact on real people when looking for ways to address our nation’s financial challenges. “Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget fails to address the high costs of health care and instead shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees. Repealing the benefits of the …

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy Your reliable landline phone service is at risk. The Colorado Legislature is considering four bills that could: Make  it difficult – or impossible – for you to reach 911 in an emergency. Raise your monthly phone bill. Eliminate your ability to alert the Public Utility Commission if you have trouble with your phone service. Call 1-800-485-9401 to let your State Representative know that your landline is your lifeline – and to oppose House Bills 1328 through 1331. We know your landline phone service is your lifeline: During emergencies and prolonged power …

AARP Announces 2014 Advocacy Agenda: Across the States

AARP Announces 2014 Advocacy Agenda: Across the States

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP is fighting for older Americans and their families in states across the country, focused on the key issues they are facing, front-and-center, in their daily lives.  Our state advocacy work is driven by AARP’s state offices – located in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands – where we work with governors, state legislators, other policymakers and in collaboration with numerous community partners.  In 2014 AARP is focusing on: Supporting Family Caregivers AARP is …

Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy Latinos remain uninsured at a much higher rate than the overall U.S. population. More than 10 million Latinos are eligible for new options under the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, but the deadline is looming. AARP Colorado is urging Hispanics to get the facts at healthlawanswers.org and enroll in Colorado before March 31 of this year by visiting Connectforhealthco.com. In a report issued last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nearly eight in …

Two Colorado Education Pioneers Bring Hispanic Voice to Powerful AARP Advocacy Team

Two Colorado Education Pioneers Bring Hispanic Voice to Powerful AARP Advocacy Team

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy As two pioneers in the field of education, Teresa Reed and Irene Martinez Jordan bring decades of experience, common sense and activism to the 26-member advocacy team at AARP Colorado. The AARP Colorado advocacy team has been in the spotlight recently, not only for the dynamic work its members accomplish at the Colorado Legislature and beyond each year, but because the group has grown to its largest membership ever. Among the group are professionals with expertise in education, biology, Medicare, …