Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy Des Moines – AARP applauds today’s action by the Iowa Senate for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating an Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  AARP fought for passage of the UPOAA to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse. “We commend the Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives for working through the complexities of the issue of elder abuse and coming up with a …

AARP Applauds House for Passing Financial Abuse Exploitation Bills

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy Des Moines, March 26, 2014 – AARP applauds today’s action by members of the Iowa House for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  This vote follows yesterday’s House passage of legislation defining financial exploitation of a vulnerable elder, Senate File 2239.  AARP advocated for enactment of both measures to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. “We commend members …

Take Action to Fight Elder Financial Abuse in Iowa

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy The 2014 Iowa General Assembly is one vote away from passing a much-needed uniform power of attorney law that would help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), has passed the Iowa Senate and now awaits passage in the Iowa House, which is expected to bring the issue up for a vote soon. AARP is urging Iowans to make their voices heard on the …

AARP Responds to President’s FY2015 Budget Proposal

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of the President’s proposals, particularly the proposed changes in Medicare, it’s important to emphasize the need for health care cost containment, not simply cost shifting. We know that brand name prescription drugs are one of the key drivers of escalating health care costs, so we appreciate the President’s inclusion of proposals to find savings in …

AARP Applauds Iowa Senate for Passing Strongest Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation Bill

AARP Applauds Iowa Senate for Passing Strongest Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation Bill

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

Advocacy AARP Applauds Senate Passage of SF 2168 to Better Combat Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Des Moines – AARP applauds today’s Iowa Senate unanimous 49-0 vote of Senate File 2168 to better protect Iowa families against the devastating problem of financial abuse and exploitation. SF 2168does this by strengthens Iowa’s power of attorney laws and improves safeguards against the misuse and abuse of this power. “Strengthening Iowa law against elder financial abuse and exploitation through stronger power of attorney laws …

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community,  But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community, But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

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

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP From the tragic 1955 death of Emmett Till to the Montgomery bus boycott to civil rights battles of the 1960s and even to the issues of unequal justice in 2014, civil rights leaders say the Black Church has remained a headquarters for healing, rejuvenation and planning. “It remains our oasis in the desert. It remains our spiritual reservoir. It remains the most independent organization controlled by Black people. It even …