AARP Illinois is pushing lawmakers to improve conditions in long-term care facilities. Key legislative priorities include calling for regular COVID-19 testing and adequate personal protective equipment, better telecommunication options for caregivers and families, heightened accountability for nursing homes, and transparency on state and federal funding that goes to facilities.
Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers, a dedicated group of volunteers, have collected, packed and shipped nearly 6,500 boxes of food, toiletries, games, books and playing cards to some 280 service members overseas.
All registered Iowa voters can request an absentee ballot, making it easy to safely vote from home during the coronavirus pandemic, or vote early in person to avoid Election Day crowds.
AARP Illinois is partnering with local media outlets to get crucial information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic to neighborhoods disproportionately affected by the crisis.
Other potential 2020 legislation would require pharmaceutical companies to explain price hikes and pave the way for importing drugs from Canada and other countries.
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