AARP volunteers visiting Ohio's US representatives

AARP volunteers visiting Ohio’s US representatives

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy This week and next, while Ohio’s Congressional delegation is on Spring Break and working in their home districts, AARP volunteers will be meeting with our members of the U.S. House of Representatives, talking about issues that matter to our members, their families and Ohioans age 50+. Among those issues is the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). This bipartisan legislation (HR2852) would clarify and restore well-established legal standards on workplace discrimination that have been upended by a line of …

AARP continues to champion legal protections for Ohioans on their monthly utility bills.

AARP continues to champion legal protections for Ohioans on their monthly utility bills.

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org Columbus, OH. – AARP supports elimination of language by the Ohio House in the Budget Bill (HB 483) that would have removed legal protections for natural gas and electricity consumers and their monthly utility bills. AARP opposed provisions that would have allowed utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP). “AARP is thankful that consumers in Ohio, including AARP members, will not be impacted by …

AARP Opposes Charging Consumers for Clean Up of Manufactured Gas and Electric Plants.

AARP Opposes Charging Consumers for Clean Up of Manufactured Gas and Electric Plants.

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org AARP wants Ohioans to have legal protection on their monthly utility bills. Columbus, OH. – AARP opposes legislation that would remove legal protections for natural gas consumers and their monthly utility bills.  The legislation that AARP opposes would allow utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP).  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of people age 50 and older. Older consumers in …

Many Ohioans at high risk of online financial fraud

Many Ohioans at high risk of online financial fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net”, a survey of 11,741 adults, including 1,018 in Ohio,  finds that 1,100,000 Ohio Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that …

Congressman Johnson working to make streets safer

Congressman Johnson working to make streets safer

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, who represents citizens in Ohio’s 6th Congressional District, has signed onto a bill that would require transportation planners to incorporate safety for all modes of travel into design for federally-funded street and roadway projects. The bi-partisan bill (HR 2468) requires no or minimal additional spending on new roadways or improvement projects, but simply directs state and regional-level planners to consider better design of sidewalks, intersections, bicycle lanes and other features to improve safety for all. Planners …

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community,  But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community, But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP From the tragic 1955 death of Emmett Till to the Montgomery bus boycott to civil rights battles of the 1960s and even to the issues of unequal justice in 2014, civil rights leaders say the Black Church has remained a headquarters for healing, rejuvenation and planning. “It remains our oasis in the desert. It remains our spiritual reservoir. It remains the most independent organization controlled by Black people. It even …