With the legislature in full swing, AARP members can sign up for advocacy alerts and make their voices heard when it’s time to fight for older Oregonians.
That includes pushing for workplace rights such as paid family and medical leave, to give all workers time off to care for a new baby or an ill relative. Just 15 percent of U.S. workers have paid family leave through employers.
Protecting older Americans against job discrimination is also a priority, by fighting age bias in hiring, promotion and training. AARP research finds nearly two-thirds of employees ages 45 to 74 have witnessed or personally faced age discrimination at work.
To receive advocacy alerts and to stay up to date on these and other legislative issues, visit aarp.org/getinvolved.