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.
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.
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.
When Illinois voters go to the polls in November, they will be asked to vote on whether to pass a Constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to impose a graduated income tax. AARP Illinois has formed a Ballot Initiative Committee to educate the public about why a graduated income tax would be in the best interest of the state’s 1.7 million members.
Other potential 2020 legislation would require pharmaceutical companies to explain price hikes and pave the way for importing drugs from Canada and other countries.
(Espanol) It was cold outside, but the warmth and excitement filled the room as 200 people danced the night away at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) on a recent Saturday.
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