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

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

Advocacy 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 …

Keep Voter Registration Easy and Accessible

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

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

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

Advocacy 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 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 …

New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Posted on 02/13/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy Medicaid Expansion Recommended to Help Solve Problem A new financial check-up on Montana families shows that most are doing fine, but more than 40 percent are walking a fine line because they have little or no savings. The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) report looks at financial security – examining liquid assets, educational attainment and health insurance coverage, among other things. Karen Heisler, director of asset development at Rural Dynamics, Inc. in Great Falls, says her non-profit organization knows through …