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— With mid-term elections on the horizon, please join a call to hear the latest about the work of AARP’s Campaigns team and its voter engagement plans on Feb.  22 at 7 p.m. ET. Special guests will be Campaigns VP John Hishta, Senior Advisor for Volunteer Education Khelan Bhatia and AARP President Eric Schneidewind.  The call-in number is: 877-209-3531.  As always, there will be time for your questions and comments. Here’s how to join the call: Date: Thursday, Feb. 22 Time: …

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— Welcome to Capitol Catch-Up week 6 featuring Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. Watch the short video for Gold Dome updates. The text of her video is below. Happy Friday! “This week at the General Assembly, the House unanimously passed HB 635, which would develop an effective review process for elder abuse. We thank Chairman Sharon Cooper for her leadership on this important legislation. The hearing for SB 351, which would afford full practice authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in …

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— Welcome to week 5 of Capitol Catch-Up with Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. The text of the video is below. “This week at the General Assembly, the House Human Relations and Aging Committee unanimously passed HB 635, which would develop an effective review process for elder abuse. We thank Chairman Sharon Cooper for her leadership on this important legislation. SB 351, a bill that would afford full practice authority for Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in rural and underserved areas was …

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— Welcome to Week 4 of Capitol Catch-Up with Melissa Sinden! The text of the video is below. “This week, members of the House Rural Caucus introduced a bill that seeks to implement recommendations from the House Rural Development Council to increase access to care in rural areas. HB 769 would provide for the establishment of the Rural Center for Health Care Innovation and Sustainability, among many other provisions. AARP will host a volunteer teletown hall on Thursday, Feb. 8 at …

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— Welcome to week 3 of Capitol Catch-up with Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. This week, AARP Georgia would like to thank Sen. Renee Unterman (R-45) for introducing Senate Bill 351, which would expand nursing scope of practice in rural and underserved areas. AARP Georgia supports this effort, which will increase access to health care for those who need it. Please contact your elected officials and urge them to vote in favor of the bill. The Legislature has adjourned for this week, but …

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— Please check out the video below from Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden as she gives insight as to what happened during week two of the Georgia Legislature. The content of her video text is below. “It was an abbreviated week at the Georgia General Assembly due to the observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, inclement weather, and budget hearings. Several appropriations bills are now under consideration by the legislature. Next week, the legislature will be in session Monday-Thursday, …

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— The 2018 Georgia Legislative Session kicked off this week, and the General Assembly has already completed four legislative days of its 40-day session. We will see much activity over the coming weeks, and AARP Georgia looks forward to working with volunteers and community partners to advance our legislative priorities. This year, among other efforts, we are supporting passage of the Georgia Family Caregivers Act, which will help family caregivers as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they …

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— Curious about what’s ahead for AARP in 2018? Join AARP’s volunteer call on Jan. 11, to hear the latest!  There’s no doubt that 2018 will be a busy year for AARP and its talented teams of volunteers – especially with the activities in Congress and the Administration. You are invited to join our first volunteer conference call of 2018 on January 11th to hear about AARP’s 2018 priorities from Nancy LeaMond, Executive VP of the Community, State and National Affairs …

— By Drew Jubera Three years ago, Kay Argroves, a nurse anesthetist, read a story about advocacy volunteers for AARP Georgia. It intrigued her. Argroves had always been interested in the political process, and this looked like a way to become more involved. “I vote every chance I get,” said the Madison resident. “But voting can only go so far.” So Argroves contacted the AARP state office, attended training for volunteers and found herself under the Gold Dome, navigating a maze …

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— Want to learn more about advocating for your rights under the Gold Dome? AARP Georgia’s Advocacy Team is having a training session that will help you. During the workshop, Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden and the Advocacy Team will review the 2017 legislative session and provide an overview of the 2018 session. “We want our volunteers to leave this training with a good understanding of the upcoming issues and how they can help AARP with its advocacy efforts,” said Sinden. Please …