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The 2018 regular session is in the books!  AARP was there throughout the session working hard for our members and all Missourians. Click on the link below and read the highlights (and lows) of what was a truly memorable year!
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JEFFERSON CITY – Today AARP Missouri presented the Capitol Caregiver Award to Senator Scott Sifton (D-St. Louis County) for his work on passing the CARE Act into law during the 2018 session.
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The 2019 Missouri State Legislative Session 
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On July 9, Missouri became the 40th state to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act. Signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R), the law will support unpaid family caregivers by requiring hospitals to record their names when their loved ones are admitted; notify caregivers when their loved ones are moved or discharged; and instruct caregivers on the medical tasks they will need to perform at home.
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Join AARP in Missouri on Thursday, November 1, at 10:00am for a live tele-town hall event about voter engagement with Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft.
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AARP Missouri Endorses Amendment 1  
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On Wednesday, July 18th, Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft spoke with AARP in Missouri members and other community people about the importance of exercising their right to vote and understanding Missouri's voter ID laws.
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“Be the Difference. Vote” is the theme of AARP’s voter education campaign. Every vote counts. Together, we can hold politicians accountable to critical issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs, caregiving and financial security. Pledge to be the difference and vote in the election this year. #pledge2vote
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