Gay Watson

Gay Watson is the Associate State Director for Communications at AARP Alabama.
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The AARP Alabama state office opened in 2001, and since then the volunteers and staff have been working to improve the lives of Alabamians age 50+ and their families through outreach, advocacy, and legislative activities. Those efforts are led by eight full-time staff members and a 10-member volunteer executive council who work with hundreds of dedicated volunteers throughout the state. Those volunteers, along with Alabama’s more 430,000 AARP members, are the backbone of the organization and a driving force in every effort.
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When the Alabama Public Service Commission recently approved a new rate structure for Alabama Power -- by a 2-to-1 vote --  AARP began calling for the PSC to show us the numbers. The two commissioners voting for the new plan, Twinkle  Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden, claimed it would result in lower power bills for Alabama Power customers. Terry Dunn disagreed, voting against the new plan, and said it might even raise power bills for hardworking Alabama families.
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The Health Insurance Marketplace and Beyond
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Enough already! The Alabama Public Service Commission continues to put excessive profits before hard-working Alabamians. Just last month, the commission voted 2 – to - 1 to approve a new rate plan for Alabama Power that will do little, if anything, to lower bills.
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September 11 is a national day of service for AARP and organizations across the country to honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. This year, several AARP chapters and the state office staff will be participating in projects that benefit their communities.
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This letter was sent to members of the Alabama Public Service Commission this week in response to their change in the way Alabama Power's profits are calculated.
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AARP Response to Public Service Commission’s Ruling on Ala Power, Show Us the Math, Not a Shell Game
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Opinion from Jack Bradford, Volunteer State President,  AARP Alabama: Setting the record straight
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A reminder that tomorrow is the last Public Service Commission meeting on Alabama Power's rates. The Commission agreed to look into the rates and profits of Alabama Power, and has held two informal public meetings already to hear from the company and customers. The third and final meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in Montgomery, at the RSA building, 201 Union St., 9th Floor auditorium.
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