N.D. Legislature Convenes January 6; Read about AARP Priority Issues and Learn How to Get Involved

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP North Dakota has six priorities going into the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature beginning in January. The priorities focus on support for family caregivers, helping people of all ages save for a financially secure retirement, ensuring current retirement programs are preserved, property tax relief, support for more options allowing people to live safely in their own homes as they age, and protections for vulnerable adults. Family Caregivers It’s a fact: the vast majority of older North Dakotans …

Are You Among North Dakota’s 75,000 Family Caregivers? Tell Us Your Caregiving Story

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy There’s a silent army of family caregivers in this country that includes more than 100,000 North Dakotans each year. These family caregivers work tirelessly, taking on a great labor of love to ensure that their loved ones – from spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends – can live independently, with dignity, at home. They’re always on call – often with no breaks or paid vacations. And their voices need to be heard. One of those voices might even be yours. …

December 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Check out the December 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: A preview of some of the issues we’ll be working on during the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature. Our search for a new state volunteer president. Where to get help during the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period. How to protect yourself from holiday scams. A request for your caregiving story. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive …

AARP North Dakota Statement on Measure 1/State President Resignation

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP has not taken a position on any of the eight ballot measures. We developed a brief summary of each of the ballot measures as part of our member voter education efforts. As a nonpartisan organization, AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. However, we do work to educate members on where candidates stand on issues important to our members. AARP does take positions on public policy issues and supports specific …

AARP ND Legislative Volunteers Resource Center

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP ND Legislative Volunteers can use these resources to help them be successful advocates for 50+ North Dakotans.  These documents will be updated as needed and new materials added as needed. Please direct any questions to Associate State Director for Advocacy Josh Askvig jaskvig@aarp.org or 701-989-0129.  AARP ND Legislative Volunteers Brochure- a brochure outlining the AARP ND Legislative Volunteer Program and the registration form to sign up. Sign up online to be an AARP ND Legislative Volunteer 2014 Election “Your Guide to November Ballot …

Do You Have the Proper ID to Vote in North Dakota? Are You Sure?

Posted on 04/29/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Because of voter identification law changes passed by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature, state residents should ensure they have one of the five valid forms of identification that will be allowed at the polls. The five valid forms of identification are: North Dakota driver’s license North Dakota non-driver’s ID Tribal issued ID Student ID voting certificate Long-term care ID certificate   In all cases, state law requires the ID to include the voter’s name, residential address (not a PO Box), …