AARP Voices Support for Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA)
AARP released a statement on July 30 of its strong endorsement of bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination and defend the rights of older individuals in the workplace. Sponsored by senators from both sides of the aisle, this legislation was written to combat Supreme Court decisions in recent years that have created greater legal barriers for those who experience employer retaliation when they challenge discrimination and have made claims of illegal age-based bias harder to pursue in litigation. The passage of POWADA would protect these and other workers by reestablishing the principle that unlawful discrimination of any sort should play no role in workplace decisions.
To learn more about POWADA and AARP’s position, please read our press release.
Happy 48th, Medicare!
Tuesday marked the 48 th anniversary of its signing into law by President Johnson in 1965 – it’s almost old enough to join AARP!
Some of you may have participated in our Tele-Town Hall the same day where Bay State members discussed the state of Medicare, the challenges it faces, and the possibilities for strengthening it on the air with State Director Mike Festa and State President Linda Fitzgerald. AARP Massachusetts is committed to making sure your voice and concerns are heard in Washington because, after all, You’ve Earned a Say.
In honor of Medicare’s birthday, share with us your feelings on why the program is a key part of your health security. Reply here, via Twitter, or on Facebook, with your thoughts.
- Kira Hessekiel, Advocacy and Outreach Support AARP Massachusetts