What ranks high on AARP Michigan's state legislative agenda for 2019?
The very same issues that are important to the state's older adults.
The association's advocacy efforts will focus on everything from making prescription drugs more affordable and expanding access to broadband high-speed internet, to gaining tax relief for family caregivers and increasing state spending for services that enable more seniors to age in their homes and communities.
"AARP Michigan advocates on policy issues that matter the most to Michigan residents age 50 and over and their families," said Lisa Dedden Cooper, AARP Michigan Manager of Advocacy.
AARP staff and volunteers work on both state and federal legislative issues. In its state legislative advocacy efforts, AARP relies on more than 200 AARP Michigan volunteers, a state office headquartered in Lansing, and nearly 1.4 million Michigan members.
Each year, AARP Michigan publishes this document – our annual State Legislative Agenda – which is shared with Michigan’s State Representatives, State Senators, Governor, AARP members, AARP volunteers and the public. AARP also notifies legislators of its positions on bills of importance to Michigan residents age 50 and over in real time as bills move through the legislative process. These positions are communicated through emailed and hand-delivered letters to legislators, committee testimony, one-on-one meetings, social media, our website, press releases, media interviews, and other means.
Interested in more details? Have a look at the 2019 AARP Michigan State Legislative Agenda.