Colorado gained an additional congressional seat in the once-a-decade redistricting process. The newly formed 8th District extends from Denver’s northern suburbs into Weld County.
New laws on affordability and oversight for drug prices and AARP supported a bill that extends the Office of Consumer Counsel, which represents the interests of utility customers in proceedings of the state Public Utilities Commission.
AARP Colorado is advocating for more virtual visitation options for nursing home residents and their families to help combat social isolation, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement today in response to states, including Colorado, beginning to answer concerns over racial injustice, law enforcement practices and disparities:
An accurate census count is critical to ensuring Colorado receives billions of dollars in federal funding for programs that support residents of all ages, such as Medicaid and housing assistance.
Lowering prescription drug costs, more oversight for public utilities and affordable housing are also on AARP's legislative agenda.
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