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Officials have expanded vote-by-mail options for November’s general election
Tax anxiety
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.
Prescription medicine and money
AARP is backing two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing drug prices, by providing those who prescribe them unbiased information on pharmaceuticals and mandating more transparency on how manufacturers set the costs of prescription meds.
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Older adults consistently show up at the polls in higher numbers than other age groups, and this week’s Chicago Mayoral election was a prime example, according to AARP-Illinois, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to improve the lives of those 50+ and their families.
AARP Illinois sat down with gubernatorial candidates JB Pritzker and Gov. Bruce Rauner and asked them about the issues that matter most to you. Watch this video and see how each responded to questions that matter to those 50 and above as the election nears.
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AARP Illinois is seeking advocacy volunteers in every state Senate and House district.
By Kelly Ganski
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Through a recently launched campaign called Enough is Enough, AARP Illinois is encouraging state residents to demand that their elected officials come up with a plan to balance the state budget.
By Jackie Spinner
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