Keep Voter Registration Easy and Accessible

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Montana AARP Montana urges voters to defeat a November ballot measure that would eliminate the opportunity to register to vote on election day. If passed, LR 126 would require that voters register by 5 p.m. the Friday before any election. “The current system makes the registration process easy and accessible, and protects our freedom to vote,” said Joy Bruck, AARP Montana state president and past president of the Montana League of Women Voters. “Out-of-touch politicians are attempting to fix something that …

Tell Congress to Protect Older Workers from Age Discrimination!

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Montana Help stop unfair age discrimination for older workers. No older American on the job or looking for work should be judged on anything other than how well they can do their job – but in a recent AARP study, nearly 2 in 3 workers said they had seen or experienced discrimination based on their age. Right now, Congress has a chance to help change that. Employees should be judged on their skills and abilities, not their age, and a new bill …

Montana Securities Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen Shuts Down Massive Ponzi Scheme; Perpetrator to Serve Decades in Prison

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources | Montana Justice: 20 Years, $5 Million Fine Financial Fraudster Richard Reynolds sentenced in Bozeman   BOZEMAN –Convicted felon Richard Reynolds will serve 20 years in prison and was ordered to pay almost $5 million in restitution and fees for bilking more than 140 victims out of nearly $5.4 million through a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in Montana, the U.S. and four foreign countries. Gallatin County District Judge Holly Brown sentenced Reynolds to a total of 60 years in prison …

Montana U.S. Senate and House Candidates set to square off in Debate

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Montana Montana Newspaper Association Hosts June 14th U.S. Senatorial and House Debate during its Annual Convention; Event will broadcast on Montana PBS on Sunday, June 15, 2014 Helena, Mont., June 12, 2014 — The Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS have joined together to sponsor the first United States Senate and United States House of Representatives candidate debates of the political season. The debates will be held in the Library Auditorium at Montana Tech in Butte on Saturday afternoon, June 14, …

Preserve Your Freedom to Vote on Election Day!

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Montana This November you will vote on LR 126, a ballot issue to repeal Montana’s Election Day Voter registration law.  AARP is fighting to defeat this bad idea. LR 126 tries to fix an election system that isn’t broken  For the last ten years, Montanans have followed the law and registered to vote, changed their address, and cast a ballot on Election Day.   The last thing we need is to trade this fair system for a bureaucratic one that denies …

Missoula Stand Down to Help Veterans and Their Families

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Montana AARP Montana will reach out to military veterans and their families June 27-28 at the Missoula Veterans Stand Down. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Missoula Armory. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with other agencies and nonprofit organizations, Stand Down provides services for veterans in need, such as food, shelter, health screenings and information about community resources. Attendees can visit the AARP Montana booth for tips on …