Lisa Bertagnoli

Savings
Insufficient retirement income is one of many economic and health challenges detailed in “Disrupt Disparities,” a report from AARP Illinois that recommends specific legislative, policy and other changes to reduce these inequities.
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Dozens of disparities in economic security, health and digital connectivity are outlined in AARP Illinois’ “Disrupt Disparities” report, which is the beginning of a multiyear project.
A man in a wheelchair in a nursing home hallway
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.
A woman packing boxes with food
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.
Woman Uses Hand Sanitizer
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.
Tax
If voters approve a constitutional amendment on Nov. 3., a graduated income tax could help reduce Illinois’s $3.2 billion budget gap.
Woman receiving grocery delivery.
Resources for government services, home health visits, food banks, grocery access, meal delivery and unemployment benefits.
Customer pays for prescriptions medications with hundred dollar bills.
Other potential 2020 legislation would require pharmaceutical companies to explain price hikes and pave the way for importing drugs from Canada and other countries.
Illinois State Capitol
The Executive Council is looking for volunteers to help advocate at the state Capitol.
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