— Español On Saturday, March 31, the nation will celebrate the life and contributions of Cesar Chavez. Chavez has paved the way for individuals today to advocate for equitable wages and safe working conditions. In recognition of this legacy, former president Barack Obama mandated in 2014 that all fifty states honor Chavez’s legacy by observing a national holiday each year.   Chavez grew up as a first-generation American in a family of migrant farmworkers. After his family lost ownership of their farm …

— Diagnosed with dementia and without a job, volunteering for the issues and people she cares about the most has kept Jackie Coleman happier than ever before. Shortly after Coleman lost her dream job as a disability rights lawyer due to her diagnosis, she decided to become an AARP member and soon after that a volunteer with the AARP California Capitol Response Team, “where I make sure that we get approved the right laws that benefit those who are 50 years …

— By Laura Mecoy Michael Achkar thought he had the perfect solution when he built a small house for his father in the backyard of his Capitola home. Then Achkar encountered one of the many challenges Californians face as the state seeks to expand housing: Connecting the separate unit to a water supply would cost more than $24,000 for fees and the installation of a new meter—requirements of his local water district, which has serious supply issues. Because of the high …

— Saturday, November 18th from 6:30 – 9 PM | 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 Reserve your FREE spot today by calling 1-877-926-8300 or click HERE. On Saturday, November 18th, join AARP in Los Angeles at Union Station for a special black-tie (optional) Transportation Gala commemorating the voters who passed Measure M, the transportation ballot initiative that will deliver on $120 billion worth of improvement projects to advance the quality of life in the Greater Los Angeles area. …

—   Statement from AARP California State Director Nancy McPherson on the signing of SB 17, the Drug Pricing Transparency Bill: On behalf of more than 3.3 million AARP members in California, I’d like to thank Governor Brown for signing SB 17 (Hernandez), the Drug Price Transparency Bill.  Thanks to Governor Brown and Senator Hernandez, California is once more leading the way for the rest of the nation on a critical issue. SB 17 requires drug makers to give 60 days’ …

— Local governments throughout California are forming community-owned agencies that operate Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs to deliver cleaner, competitively priced electricity to their customers through the existing utility. Each CCE is governed locally, partnering with the current utility to deliver electricity over existing lines, maintain the lines, send bills, respond to power outages and provide customer service. The only change that customers may see is an additional line on their bill with the name of their new CCE and their …

— November marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of Measure M, the transportation ballot initiative that will deliver on $120 billion worth of improvement projects to relieve traffic, fix sidewalks and potholes and help improve the quality of life in the Greater Los Angeles area. To commemorate this important milestone, AARP in Los Angeles invites you to celebrate with us at one or all of these upcoming local events: Receive a fun giveaway at each event if you pre-register online …

— SB 17 would require drug makers to justify and give 60 days’ notice of price increases AARP is supporting legislation that holds big drug companies accountable to Californians. SB 17 (Hernandez), will come up for a vote on the Assembly floor before the end of August. If enacted, SB 17 would require drug makers to give 60 days’ notice to California state purchasers (CalPERS, DHCS, CDCR, DGS), health plans, and insurers before raising prices on most prescription drugs. SB 17 also …

— Last year, AARP strongly supported the passage of Measure M because we believed it represented a critical investment in Los Angeles County’s transportation infrastructure that will help transform local communities into more livable, age-friendly places in the years to come. Some of our members expressed concern about AARP’s support of a local tax increase, and some asked what AARP’s role would be after the election.  We pledged to keep our elected leaders accountable on their progress towards Measure M’s goals, …

— STATEMENT OF AARP CALIFORNIA STATE DIRECTOR NANCY MCPHERSON: On behalf of AARP’s nearly 3.3 million California members, I want to thank the members of California’s Republican and Democratic Congressional delegations for their leadership in taking a stand to oppose the American Health Care Act. While it’s true that health care costs are continuing to rise, the AHCA would have actually increased prices further, while providing less coverage and giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to pharmaceutical and insurance companies. …