Understanding the New Voter ID Law

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy Sweeping changes were made to North Carolina voting laws, many of which are already in effect.  The North Carolina Center for Voter Education has information to help you understand the the state’s voter ID and election overhaul. Remember, you must register to vote by midnight on October 10. For an e-mail application click here Free Voter ID All North Carolina voters, or those registering to vote, who do not possess a valid photo ID outlined above may apply for a …

AARP’s “What I Want to Know” campaign is connecting older North Carolina voters and the US Senate candidates

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy RALEIGH – With the lack of specifics from North Carolina’s candidates for Congress about how they will work to improve the financial security of mid-life and older adults, AARP is delivering “What I Want to Know” postcards to the U.S. Senate candidates throughout the month of October. A recent AARP election year poll revealed that voters 50 years and older who will most likely participate in the November election worry that a secure retirement could be out of reach for …

2014 State Legislative Summary

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy By Mary Bethel and Charmaine Fuller Cooper This summary provides highlights of legislation passed by the NC General Assembly in 2014 which impacts people 50 and older. Included in this summary is an overview of some of the significant provisions of the budget bill (Senate Bill 744) as well as other relevant bills that passed.  This document is not a comprehensive review of every piece of legislation from this session.  To find out more details about the work of the …

Charlotte Safe Streets

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Advocacy   CHARLOTTE – Is your neighborhood walkable? If you lost your mobility and could not drive, would you be able to connect to the services that you need? As the country’s population ages, the impact is felt at the community level. That is why creating livable communities is a top priority for AARP. And a livable community is one which accommodates people of all ages and abilities with safe streets and sidewalks so they can connect to the community. Last …

AARP Poll of North Carolina Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. 50+ Voters’ Financial Outlook: Anxious The survey’s “Anxiety Index” shows that across party lines, older voters, and …

AARP NC recognizes volunteers and partners

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy To express heartfelt gratitude to the volunteer leaders and organizations who are working to support AARP’s vision and mission, AARP North Carolina’s staff and Executive Council held a special awards ceremony in July. AARP President Bob Palombo, who helped present the awards, praised the recipients as “outstanding volunteers and organizations who are helping improve North Carolina communities and the lives of the 50+ population.” Helen Mack, who generously volunteers her time and expertise to serve AARP and the aging community …