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Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
Advocating on behalf of Iowans age 50+ and giving you a voice at the State Capitol is a top priority for AARP Iowa. During the 2024 legislative session, we engaged on several bills with wide-ranging impacts related to pedestrian safety, accessibility, utilities, long-term care, and more.
The phone rings and the caller claims that your utilities will be shut off if you don’t immediately pay up—using a gift card. Or he says you’ve won a prize, but to claim it, you must first use a gift card to pay an upfront fee.
AARP has been fighting for 60 years — and will continue to lead the charge — to protect and save Social Security for current and future generations. If Washington doesn't take action and make changes to protect Social Security in the next decade, your Social Security could be cut by 20% - an average of $4,000 a year.
Are you interested in making an impact in the lives of older Iowans? Are you curious to know what it means to volunteer with AARP Iowa? We invite you to join us at an upcoming Coffee & Conversation to learn more about you can get engaged in advocacy issues like Social Security, caregiving, prescription drug prices, and more.
AARP Iowa works with community members and decision-makers to inform and enact positive change on the issues that affect all of us as we age. This includes health and independence, financial security and making our communities more livable for all Iowans.
AARP Iowa is urging state legislators on both sides of the aisle to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs for Iowans on state-regulated health insurance plans. A state cap on insulin costs would protect nearly 250,000 Iowans on state-regulated health insurance plans from out-of-control insulin prices.
Iowa’s annual state legislative session kicks off in January, and AARP will be at the Capitol in Des Moines working for passage of bills that benefit older Iowans.
With Iowa’s state legislative session set to kick off on Monday, Jan. 9, AARP is inviting members to make their voices heard on issues that affect the quality of life for older adults.
A bill—championed by AARP Iowa—makes elder abuse its own crime for the first time in the state.
A new Iowa law fixes the gap in law enforcement and financial institutions’ tools to stop and prevent elder abuse by making it a crime for the first time.
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