8 Things to Know About Voting in Wisconsin

Posted on 10/12/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Election Day is almost here. Here are eight things to know about voting in Wisconsin. Click the links below to learn more about each topic and be sure to vote and make your voice heard!   Photo ID is NOT Required – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that photo ID will NOT be required for the Nov. 4 election. Due to several rulings by lower courts over the past couple of months, the status of this law has changed several times.   MyVote Wisconsin – On the …

Questions to Ask Candidates

Posted on 10/11/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy With the primary election now in the rear view mirror, voters across Wisconsin will soon be bombarded with all kinds of promises from candidates seeking your vote on Nov. 4. History tells us that while some of these promises will be kept, many will not. That’s why it’s up to us as voters to look past the sound bites and try to be as informed as possible about where the candidates stand on critical issues before we head to the …

Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Just turning on the lights could be almost twice as expensive if some utility companies in Wisconsin have their way. Madison Gas & Electric (MGE), We Energies, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC), are asking to nearly double the fixed electrical charge on your utility bill each month. This is the fee you pay before using any electricity at all. Many people keep their bills low by turning off lights and keeping close tabs on their thermostat. But customers could lose this …

We Need YOU to Help Keep Social Security Strong!

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Add your name to our petition to urge the President and Congress to keep Social Security strong.  For almost 80 years, Social Security has provided a strong foundation of income older Americans and their families can count on.  Social Security’s guaranteed benefits are a rock-solid commitment to American families. Americans earn Social Security’s guaranteed retirement benefits by making contributions out of every paycheck throughout their working lives. And, Social Security’s earned benefits also help workers and their families when disability …

Energy Rate Hike Plan Harmful to Seniors

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Many older Wisconsinites are barely able to make ends meet each month. They dedicate themselves to conserving their home energy usage, trying to keep their bills more affordable and within their budget. But these seniors on fixed incomes could lose this control if a request from three utility companies to dramatically increase their fixed customer charges is approved by the state Public Service Commission (PSC). We can’t let that happen. Fortunately, there’s still time to fight this rate increase before it’s approved by …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy For 79 years now, Social Security has provided a foundation of income older Americans and their families can count on. Social Security’s guaranteed benefits are a rock-solid commitment to families in Wisconsin – and across the country. Americans earn Social Security’s guaranteed retirement benefits by making contributions out of every paycheck throughout their working lives. And, Social Security’s earned benefits help workers and their families when disability or death makes a paycheck disappear. AARP fights every day to make sure …