Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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A new session for the state Legislature starts in January 2023, and AARP Alaska is looking for volunteers to speak out on behalf of those 50-plus.
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Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation, which means an increasing number of Alaskans are living with dementia. Our state needs to be prepared to address the needs of aging Alaskans, and the passage of House Bill 308 was a big step in the right direction.
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This update was written by Marge Stoneking, AARP Alaska's Associate State Director of Advocacy.
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AARP Alaska recently conducted a telephone survey to gauge AARP members’ knowledge, attitudes and support for potential solutions to the state’s budget crisis. 
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AARP and Alaska Municipal League are pulling together toward Alaska’s future, where Alaskans of all generations can stay in Alaska. Together we know that the State’s budget shortfall must be addressed; new revenues are needed to continue to provide the state infrastructure and services that Alaskans need to allow them to remain in their communities as they age.  
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Our state is facing budget challenges and will need to make important decisions about how we can best address these challenges to continue providing health and financial security and economic opportunities to Alaskans of all ages, and older Alaskans in particular.
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Hear from our team about the bills we're watching and the actions we've taken to protect Alaskans 50 and older.
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Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible.
Ken Helander, Director of Advocacy, AARP Alaska
by Ken Helander, AARP Alaska Director of Advocacy
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