— English Esta primavera AARP publicó datos que revelaron los planes financieros de los californianos de la  Gen X y los Baby Boomers y los medios de los que disponen para su futuro financiero. La encuesta, titulada “California Soñando…o Luchando: Seguridad Financiera de la Generacion X y los Baby Boomer,” revela que en su mayor parte los californianos no están listos para la jubilación; y si bien siguen siendo optimistas, muchos luchan con problemas de acceso a  vivienda y la dificultad de …

— SB 17 would require drug makers to justify and give 60 days’ notice of price increases AARP is supporting legislation that holds big drug companies accountable to Californians. SB 17 (Hernandez), will come up for a vote on the Assembly floor before the end of August. If enacted, SB 17 would require drug makers to give 60 days’ notice to California state purchasers (CalPERS, DHCS, CDCR, DGS), health plans, and insurers before raising prices on most prescription drugs. SB 17 also …

— Last year, AARP strongly supported the passage of Measure M because we believed it represented a critical investment in Los Angeles County’s transportation infrastructure that will help transform local communities into more livable, age-friendly places in the years to come. Some of our members expressed concern about AARP’s support of a local tax increase, and some asked what AARP’s role would be after the election.  We pledged to keep our elected leaders accountable on their progress towards Measure M’s goals, …

— STATEMENT OF AARP CALIFORNIA STATE DIRECTOR NANCY MCPHERSON: On behalf of AARP’s nearly 3.3 million California members, I want to thank the members of California’s Republican and Democratic Congressional delegations for their leadership in taking a stand to oppose the American Health Care Act. While it’s true that health care costs are continuing to rise, the AHCA would have actually increased prices further, while providing less coverage and giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to pharmaceutical and insurance companies. …

— Sacramento, Calif.  – Today, in a ceremony at the State Capitol, AARP California Executive Council Member Rita Saenz presented California State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León a plaque recognizing him an AARP “Super Saver” for 2016.  The Super Saver award is bestowed upon a select number of elected leaders across the nation – regardless of party affiliation — who have fought to make it possible for more Americans to save for their future. Senator de León was honored …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 CONTACT:  AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARP Media Washington, DC – A new AARP survey shows that an overwhelming percentage (84 percent) of American private sector workers “strongly or somewhat agree” that officials should back legislation to enable workers “to save their own money for retirement.” The survey of nearly 4,000 workers aged 18 to 64 included a significant oversampling of African Americans, Latinos/as and Asian Americans.  The survey finds strong backing across all …

— About 7.5 million Californians whose employers do not offer a retirement savings plan will soon have a way to save for retirement through payroll deductions. Signed into law in September by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), the Secure Choice program requires employers with five or more employees either to sponsor a retirement savings plan or to automatically enroll their workers in a new state-created plan. The employer mandate will be phased in over a three-year period. AARP California backed the legislation …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017 CONTACT: Hilda Marella-Delgado Communications Director (626) 429-7072, hdelgado@aarp.org Pasadena, Calif. — We are disappointed with the court’s ruling, today. This is an early set-back to enjoining California law aimed at preventing age discrimination in the entertainment industry. Age bias is a national problem, and is particularly visible in industries such as advertising and entertainment. In the past decade, we’ve seen progress in Hollywood’s representation of people over 50 on screen, but there is still …

—         AARP California is proud to celebrate the successful passage of “The Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan”, or Measure M, with residents of all ages across the County’s 88 cities. While this level of involvement with a local ballot initiative is unprecedented for AARP in California, State Director Nancy McPherson said the level of engagement throughout the campaign was due to Measure M falling directly in line with the organization’s core mission of enhancing the quality …

— SACRAMENTO – Today, AARP applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law the landmark Senate Bill 1234, California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Act (SB 1234), introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León. In signing SB 1234, California has created an auto-enrolled, supplemental retirement savings program for nearly 7 million private sector workers in California who did not previously have access to a retirement savings plan through their job. “AARP applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for this momentous …

— Los Angeles residents spend an average of 81 hours per year stuck in traffic, waiting for buses and trains, and navigating streets that are unfriendly for bikes and pedestrians. These are hours that could instead be filled with quality time with our families, kids, grandparents, and friends. At AARP, we believe our neighborhoods and communities should be livable and age-friendly for all. That’s why we invite you today to join AARP in supporting “The Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan”, …