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

Press 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 …

Seven-City Congressional Gold Medal Tour Culminates in Houston

Seven-City Congressional Gold Medal Tour Culminates in Houston

Posted on 01/3/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Press AARP’s National Sponsorship of Smithsonian’s Seven-City Congressional Gold Medal Tour Culminates in Houston AARP proudly sponsored the Smithsonian’s seven-city tour of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Japanese American World War II veterans which culminates in Houston this month. The Holocaust Museum Houston launched the exhibit of “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal” with a series of public events honoring the veterans on December 19 and 20. The exhibit runs through January …

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

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

Press 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

Press 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

Press 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, …

AARP Supports Houston Payday Lending Ordinance

AARP Supports Houston Payday Lending Ordinance

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Press Bob Jackson, AARP Texas director, issued this statement today in support of the City of Houston’s proposed payday lending ordinance: We applaud Mayor Parker today for her leadership in working to protect the citizens of the nation’s fourth largest city from predatory lending practices. With the adoption of this ordinance, Houston becomes a leader in fighting abusive practices that trap good people into a cycle of debt. Fair lending is key to the economic well-being of communities and to the …