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AARP NY Poster Featuring State Legislators Aimed at Raising Awareness of Need to Support Family Caregivers
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ALBANY, N.Y.— AARP New York is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to ensure every registered New York voter receives an absentee ballot application, along with a pre-addressed, postage paid return envelope, as part of an effort to allow all voters to make their voices heard safely in the November 3 general election.
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AARP Working to Ensure Adequate Staff & Equipment to Handle Higher Volume, Help Voters Understand Options
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AARP Surveys Show Few NYers Knew of or Used Telehealth Pre-Pandemic, Now Most Americans Want to; Time is NOW to Provide Health Care Remotely
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Outlines 5 Key Steps State Should Take to Legislators at Hearing on Residential Health Care Facilities and COVID-19
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Residents Regain Rights to Sue Over non-COVID Care Going Forward – But What About Rights of 6,300+ Families Who Lost Loved Ones During Pandemic?
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AARP New York is the proud sponsor of the next installment of the state legislative forums that are hosted by City & State. The purpose is to hear state lawmakers from across the state outline their legislative and policy priorities for the remainder of the year, working through and around the pandemic, political uncertainty, and more. Specific topics include: Nursing Homes, Long Term Care, and family caregiving; Prescription Drug Affordability; Food Access; Financial Security; and Social Isolation.
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Biaggi-Dinowitz Bill Would Let Registered Voters Cite Concern about Contracting Coronavirus as Valid Reason for Requesting Absentee Ballot
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Kaminsky-Hevesi Bill Would Allow SNAP Recipients to Avoid In-Person Food Shopping by Making Online Purchasing Pilot Program Permanent
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Calls on State Lawmakers, Governor to Right Wrong Slipped into State Budget
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