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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AARP Minnesota Thanks Minnesota Delegation For Historic Vote Toward Real Relief on Prescription Drug Pricing
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AARP Minnesota Thanks Senators Klobuchar and Smith For Historic Vote Toward Real Relief on Prescription Drug Pricing
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This fall, candidates are taking to the stage trail to discuss critical issues facing our state and country in debates and forums. Debates and forums are more fun to watch with friends – host a watch party either in-person or virtually!
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The state Legislature is considering paid a family- and medical-leave bill that would establish a state-run insurance program to provide up to 12 weeks of partial wage replacement for workers who take leave to care for a family member, for a pregnancy or because of a serious illness.
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Americans 50+ are our nation's most powerful voters - and they will be the deciders in the 2022 elections. Voters across the country will be faced with new voting rules and may have to cast their ballots in a different polling place than they have before.
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AARP is excited to announce that a compromise has been reached on hero pay for frontline workers, and the Governor signed it into law on May 3, 2022. 
Minnesota Welcomes You
AARP is pleased to welcome Minnesota as the tenth state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Membership is a commitment to engaging older residents in efforts to improve the state’s infrastructure, systems and social environment. The network provides access to resources and information on age-friendly best practices being developed and implemented in other Age-Friendly states and over 600 communities across the nation.
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Below you will find an update on AARP Minnesota’s legislative priorities during the 2021 Minnesota Legislative Session, as well as ways you can learn more and take action.
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Session Ends without Major Tax and Budget Agreements, despite 9.5 Billion Surplus
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A new AARP survey of voters ages 25+ found an overwhelming majority (92%) agree that elected officials should support legislation that makes it easier for all workers to save for retirement from their paycheck. Further, 91% of voters support establishing a program if their employer does not currently offer them a way to save. More than 50 million American workers have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers and more than a quarter (26%) of non-retired people have no retirement savings. On November 9 AARP Minnesota, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, Bridgemakers, and Youthprise are joining forces to host a panel discussion on the challenges four generations – Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers – face while saving for their futures.
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