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A new survey from AARP Pennsylvania shows candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate should pay close attention to the concerns of Black Pennsylvanians age 50 and over, with issues such as inflation and rising prices, gun control/gun rights, and voting rights top of voters’ minds.
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At  AARP, Livable Communities offer safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life; and we know that Pennsylvania communities are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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Today, AARP Pennsylvania released key findings from their 2022 election survey that shows candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate should pay close attention to Pennsylvanians over 50 heading into the summer campaign season, with issues like inflation, jobs and the economy, and Social Security on 50+ voters’ minds.
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79 percent of business owners agree Pennsylvania should create a retirement savings program
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AARP Pennsylvania launched a new statewide voter education campaign focused on helping communities and older adults cut through the noise and avoid confusion when exercising their right to vote. Pennsylvania voters have been on an information rollercoaster ride since 2020, and we are providing Pennsylvanians 50-plus with trusted information about how, when, and where to vote in the 2022 elections.
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Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres was joined by Sen. Maria Collett, AARP Pennsylvania, and community leaders today to echo Governor Tom Wolf's call for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to immediately use a portion of the $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older adults and individuals with disabilities through property tax and rent rebates to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh joined Senator Bob Casey virtually to highlight the need for Congress to lower prescription drug prices and deliver a petition signed by nearly 218,000 Pennsylvanians calling for Congress to act now and stop unfair drug prices.
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On Thursday, March 24th, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Steve Samuelson to call on Pennsylvania’s Republican-led General Assembly to immediately use $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older Pennsylvanians and individuals with disabilities through property tax rebates to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AARP PA joined U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and local partners to celebrate the twelve-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and to continue discussions on lowering prescription drug costs.
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On behalf of our 1.8 million members across the state, AARP Pennsylvania appreciates that Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for FY 2022/2023 shows awareness of the myriad of challenges that Pennsylvanians and their families face. However, with the pandemic still on the move, the oldest and most vulnerable among us need protection – with nursing home residents and those who care for them at the front of the line.
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