Net Neutrality vs. Internet Fast Lanes in NY – AARP Lays out What’s at Stake for State’s Adults

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy For Immediate Release Monday, July 28, 2014 Contact: Chaunda Ball, 917-859-0029, cball@aarp.org David Irwin, 212-407-3718, dirwin@aarp.org Net Neutrality vs. Internet Fast Lanes in NY – AARP Lays out What’s at Stake for State’s Adults AARP Warns Fast Lanes Leave Older New Yorkers at Disadvantage; Urges FCC to Keep Internet Fair & Equal New York, NY — “Internet fast lanes” for a fee could leave older New Yorkers in the dust online, warns AARP, as the Federal Communications Commission begins analyzing …

Rep. Slaughter Moves to Ensure Women’s Health Weighted in Clinical Testing of Rx

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org AARPNY Commends Congresswoman for Co-Sponsoring Bill to Increase Testing of Drugs’ Impacts on Women ROCHESTER, New York – When it comes to clinical trials for new drugs, all things are not created equal – and Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport (NY-25) wants to change that. As drugs can have different effects on women and men, today, AARP New York praised the Congresswoman for taking a stand for equality in medical research by becoming one of …

AARP Praises Reps. Gibson, Higgins for Backing Medicare Home Health Care Bill

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org   Hudson Valley, Western New York Congressmen Co-Sponsor Bill Allowing More Health Care Professionals to Order Home Health Services NEW YORK, New York – AARP is applauding Reps. Chris Gibson of the Hudson Valley and Brian Higgins of Western New York for signing onto a bi-partisan bill that would allow additional health care professionals to order cost-saving home health services for Medicare participants. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 2504) authorizes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and physician …

Fed-up Rochesterians Urge Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong Support by 50+

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org ; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Stressed by High Utility Bills Press for Utility Consumer Advocate ROCHESTER, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Rochester-area residents boarded a bus for Albany today to urge their Republican State senators and the State Senate’s GOP Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members are calling on Senators Joseph Robach, Michael Nozzolio, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patrick Gallivan and George Maziarz – who chairs the Senate …

Fed-up CNYers Call for Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong 50+ Support

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Urge DeFrancisco’s Support; to Head to Albany Tomorrow SYRACUSE, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Central New Yorkers today called on State Sen. John DeFrancisco and the State Senate’s Republican Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members gathered across from the downtown Syracuse State Office Building, urging Senator DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) and GOP Senate Leadership to pass a bill before the 2014 state legislative …

AARP Survey: 79% of NYS’s 50+ Voters Want Utility Watchdog; Groups Press Senate

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org 70% Don’t Think Elected Officials Doing Enough About Utility Bill Increases; 72% Say Consumers’ Interests Not Represented in Rate Cases ALBANY, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, New Yorkers are fed up with paying the highest average residential electric rates in the continental U.S. and are telling their state senators to take action before the end of the 2014 state legislative session this month. A new statewide AARP …