In rural areas, about a third of Wisconsin residents lack reliable internet service. Affordable high-speed internet is top of AARP Wisconsin's advocacy agenda.
AARP Wisconsin is fostering a feeling of community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, using technology to host virtual events that help people stay connected safely from a distance.
AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates are still making their voices heard during the pandemic by reaching out to lawmakers the old-fashioned way, through calls, letters and emails.
AARP Wisconsin is supporting two pieces of legislation that would help the state's 580,000 family caregivers. One would create a $1,000 nonrefundable income tax credit to help cover certain expenses. The other would require hospitals to communicate key information to family caregivers.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is slated to mail out absentee ballot applications in mid-September to all eligible voters who haven’t already requested one. No excuse is needed to vote absentee, but a witness signature is required
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