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.
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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.
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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.
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With looming Social Security shortfalls, the 2024 presidential candidates have to understand how important it is to protect the benefits we've earned. We need voters from across the political spectrum who are willing to help us hold the candidates accountable.
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A bill—championed by AARP Iowa—makes elder abuse its own crime for the first time in the state.   
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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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AARP Iowa will be advocating on issues important to older adults when the state Legislature reconvenes in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 10.
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The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation—backed by AARP—to criminalize elder abuse. 
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AARP is promoting a plan to help more Iowans receive long-term care services in their homes.
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When lawmakers return to Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 11, AARP Iowa will push for legislation to impose criminal sanctions for elder abuse. 
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AARP Iowa is calling on the state to form a task force to better protect and support nursing home residents and workers, including pushing for more staffing, personal protective equipment and virtual visitation options.
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