When William Isn’t Bill: A Voter ID Primer

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

Advocacy By Ollie Besteiro “If you’re gonna vote in Texas, you gotta have a valid ID.” Maybe it’s not quite as catchy as the classic hit by the band Alabama, but it’s just as true as needing a fiddle in your band if you want to play in this state. In fact, it’s the law. With early voting for midterm primaries upon us, now is a good time to revisit the recent voting requirements for Texans. Before you head to the …

AARP Honors Representative Linda Harper-Brown's Leadership

AARP Honors Representative Linda Harper-Brown’s Leadership

Posted on 02/14/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy AARP Honors Representative Linda Harper-Brown for Her Leadership  Nine legislators honored for their efforts on behalf of older Texans IRVING, TEXAS–AARP Texas is recognizing the work of State Representative Linda Harper-Brown of Irving by presenting her with a 2013 Legislative Leadership Award. The award recognizes Representative Harper-Brown’s leadership in supporting a “Complete Streets” law in Texas that encourages transportation planners and decision makers to think in terms of access and safety when planning communities or renovating streets. This legislation wouldn’t …

Payday Lending Vote by Houston City Council Sends Message to Texas Legislature

Posted on 12/18/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Advocacy HOUSTON, TEXAS –- AARP Texas has released the following statement by Texas State Director Bob Jackson on the heels of the Houston City Council’s passage of an ordinance regulating the practices of payday and auto title lenders within the city: “We commend the action by the City Council, under the strong leadership of Mayor Parker, to bring this much needed economic relief to the residents of the nation’s fourth largest city. “The vote today sends a strong message that Austin …

AARP Honors Representative Jose Rodriguez’s Leadership

AARP Honors Representative Jose Rodriguez’s Leadership

Posted on 12/12/2013 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy AARP Honors Representative Jose Rodriguez’s Leadership in Protecting Older Texans from Financial Abuse  Nine legislators honored for their efforts on behalf of older Texans EL PASO, TEXAS – AARP Texas is recognizing the work of State Senator Jose Rodriguez by presenting him with a 2013 Legislative Leadership Award at his office today, Tuesday, December 10, at 3:00 p.m. The award recognizes Senator Rodriguez’s leadership in bolstering protections for older Texans from financial abuse by clarifying powers of attorney. These are …

AARP Honors Representative Bill Callegari for His Leadership

AARP Honors Representative Bill Callegari for His Leadership

Posted on 12/10/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Advocacy Nine legislators honored for their efforts on behalf of older Texans KATY, TEXAS–AARP Texas is recognizing the work of State Representative Bill Callegari of Katy by presenting him with a 2013 Legislative Leadership Award at the meeting of the Katy AARP chapter. The award recognizes Representative Callegari’s leadership in strengthening teachers’ and state employees’ retirement systems –which are essential to the financial security of Texans who have dedicated their careers to public service. “Thanks to the leadership of Representative Callegari, …

Houston Needs Fair Lending Practices

Houston Needs Fair Lending Practices

Posted on 11/27/2013 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy Families in Houston are going bankrupt due to unfair and out of control fees from payday and auto title lenders. But, there is something we can do about it. Houston can pass an ordinance to limit fees on short-term loans. Call 1-888-633-3650 to tell your city council member to support Mayor Parker’s payday and auto title lending ordinance. Image Credit: 401(K) 2012