When the next legislative session begins, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, AARP Oregon will push for better state oversight, more personal protective equipment, frequent testing of residents and staff, virtual visitations and paid sick leave for staffers who test positive.
When the Legislature reconvenes on Monday, Feb. 3, AARP Oregon and its volunteer advocates will pursue two important objectives: protections against age discrimination, and funds for respite services for family caregivers.
According to an AARP survey, many older adults report age bias at work. A task force could help examine the laws and champion legislation to address age discrimination in the workplace.
AARP launched ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Oregonians and all Americans by advocating for legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
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