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AARP Maryland 2019 Advocacy Updates

MD advocacy volunteers Delegation Friday 2-2-18
Volunteers have been a key component to AARP's legislative success every year.

AARP is committed to fighting for the 50+ Marylanders throughout the state and ensuring that their voices are heard. During our time in Annapolis, we attend delegation meetings, which take place every Friday during the legislative session, and chat with lawmakers to make direct contact with delegates and local leaders from every county. We will update this page after every Delegation Friday to provide you with up-to-date information on our advocacy efforts.

AARP Maryland's State President, Jim Campbell, also recently announced the results of our 2019 Legislative Priorities Survey and gave AARP Activists an update on what happened in January.

Also, be sure to check out our legislative priorities for this 2019 session at

Delegation Friday 2019 Video Series

March 29, 2019 - Interview with U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer

On this Delegation Friday we had the opportunity to chat with U.S. Congress  Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Jim Campbell, AARP Maryland state president, spoke with Rep. Hoyer about age discrimination in the workplace and the efforts to bring Rx prices down.

March 15, 2019 - A Special Visit from AARP Suitland, Maryland Chapter #939

*A Special Delegation Friday Message*: Members of AARP Suitland, Maryland Chapter #939 joined us in Annapolis today as we visited the offices of Delegates and Senators urging them to "Vote No" on HB 653/SB 752. Passage could result in surcharges and higher prices on your utility bills.

Follow this link [] to urge YOUR representatives to “Vote No" too. Let's keep our gas and electric prices low!

March 8, 2019 - Interview with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

It's Delegation Friday again — woo! Today we had the opportunity to speak with US Senator  Chris Van Hollen who talked about age discrimination in the workplace and expressed his support of Rx affordability legislation.

February 22, 2019 - Interview with Volunteer John Lang

This Delegation Friday we are delighted to interview John Lang who is a new volunteer that will be a part of our advocacy efforts in Annapolis! John is a Baltimore County resident and former employee of the General Assembly of Maryland's Department of Legislative Services. Welcome to the team, John!

February 15, 2019 - Interview with U.S. Representative David Trone

On this warm Delegation Friday in Annapolis, advocacy volunteer Laurie Kelly had the opportunity to chat with U.S. Representative  David Trone of Maryland's 6th district to discuss prescription drug prices and other issues affecting Marylanders 50+.

February 1, 2019 - Interview with U.S. Representative Anthony Brown

Our volunteers braved the snowy weather this morning to once again take part in their county's delegation meetings & chat with local lawmakers! Today's Delegation Friday video features advocacy volunteer & veteran Brian Smith of National Harbor interviewing U.S. Representative  Anthony Brown of Maryland's 4th District (who is himself a veteran) regarding important issues affecting this population in Maryland.

January 25, 2019 - Interviews with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

We had a busy Delegation Friday this week, as our staff and volunteers interviewed both U.S.  Senator Ben Cardin *and* U.S. Senator  Chris Van Hollen to get their thoughts on battling sky-high prescription drug costs, Social Security, Medicare and other must-know insight for Marylanders 50+ and their families.

January 18, 2019 - Interview with Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman

Our first Delegation Friday meeting of 2019 took place today, which meant we had volunteers roaming Annapolis to chat with their local legislators! Volunteer Priscilla ran into new Anne Arundel County Executive  Steuart Pittman, who spoke to her about making Anne Arundel County more age-friendly for all.


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