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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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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AARP will be advocating for older Oklahomans at the capitol and is seeking volunteers to virtually reach out to state lawmakers. The Legislature will be back in session in Oklahoma City on Monday, Feb. 1. 
Oklahoma State Capitol
A state law that took effect Nov. 1 helps protect residents in assisted living facilities and continuum-of-care facilities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This year, Oklahoma lawmakers are expected to consider measures that would improve protections for those living in assisted living communities, lower prescription drug costs and help ensure that residents don’t become victims of fraud or abuse.
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A series of state laws aimed at protecting patients and improving the quality of care in nursing homes took effect on Nov. 1.
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AARP Oklahoma applauds the settlement filed today between OG&E and parties to the case, including AARP. The settlement halts a proposed $77.6 million per year rate increase, and as importantly, rejects a proposed 70 percent increase of the customer monthly charge, which is a substantial win for residential ratepayers.
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AARP Oklahoma is calling on members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to reject OG&E’s requested $77.6 million per year electric rate increase which would raise the average residential customer’s bill by more than $90 per year. Among other components of the rate increase, the utility company is requesting a 70 percent increase in the monthly fixed charge paid by customers, which is the fee customers pay before they even turn on their lights.
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