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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Soaring electric bills due to record heat and recently revealed true costs from last year’s winter weather event warrant immediate action by the Corporation Commission.
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Learn more about action items you can take to support current advocacy-related issues supported by AARP Oklahoma.
CAREGIVING
AARP is backing a bill in the legislature that would create a state income tax credit for family caregivers.    
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AARP Oklahoma is encouraging members to reach out to state utility regulators and urge them to reject back-to-back increases in monthly utility bills.
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AARP Oklahoma is urging state lawmakers to support a new bill to provide unpaid family caregivers of older adults a much-needed tax break. The Caring for Caregivers Act, HB 3371 would provide financial relief to family caregivers who pay for items such as home safety modifications, medical equipment or home health care to help keep their loved ones at home. It would also help mitigate more costly taxpayer-funded nursing home expenses.
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AARP Oklahoma is supporting two pieces of legislation under consideration that would aid in the fight against criminals who use telephones and text messages to defraud Oklahomans.
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A recent survey commissioned by AARP shows widespread support from Oklahoma voters age 50 and older for increasing access to affordable high-speed internet statewide.
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The state Legislature adjourned for the year, after passing several laws that AARP Oklahoma advocated for.
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Following the devastating February winter storm, AARP Oklahoma is working to prevent utility price hikes for residents. 
Advocacy Update 2021
Learn about AARP Oklahoma's 2021 advocacy agenda and find out how you can get involved.
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