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— Capitol Catch-Up March 30 Welcome to the March 30 edition of Capitol Catch-Up with Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. This has been a productive session for AARP Georgia! We would like to recognize the leadership of Rep. Chuck Efstration, Rep. Sharon Cooper, Rep. Jesse Petrea, Rep. Brian Strickland, Sen. Renee Unterman, and Rep. Wendell Willard. Posted by AARP Georgia on Friday, March 30, 2018

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— On Thursday, March 29, please join us for a volunteer briefing on AARP’s plans to ensure that the voice and impact of the 50+ voter are part of the 2018 midterm elections – and the important role of volunteers in these efforts. The call will also provide an update on the recent funding bill and its impact on AARP priorities.  Our special guests will be AARP President, Eric Schneidewind, Senior Vice President for Campaigns, John Hishta, and Senior Advisor for …

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— Capitol Catch-Up Friday, March 23 Welcome to the March 23 edition of Capitol Catch-Up featuring Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. The text of the video is below. Happy viewing! “HB 927, championed by Senator Renee Unterman, would allow APRNs in Georgia to conduct radiographic imaging tests and would expand the number of nurses with whom a physician may enter into a protocol agreement from four to eight. This bill has passed the House and is expected to be voted on by …

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— Capitol Catch-Up March 16, 2018 Welcome to the mid-March edition of Capitol Catch-Up with Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. The text of her video is below. "I’m Melissa Sinden, Advocacy Manager for AARP Georgia with this week’s Capitol Catch-up. Only four days remain in the 2018 Georgia Legislative Session and there was a lot of activity this week. SB 351, sponsored by Senator Renee Unterman, would allow APRNs in Georgia to conduct radiographic imaging tests and would expand the number of …

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— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins penned an article about AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Please check out the link below to learn more about this amazing woman’s story. “… And what a rich history it is. It is the story of struggle and sacrifice, as Susan B. Anthony said, “in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.” It is the story of promises to keep for future generations. Perhaps most of all, it is a story …

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— Capitol Catch-Up was on a brief hiatus, but Melissa Sinden is back to provide you with the details of the latest happenings under the Gold Dome. The text of her video is below. Happy viewing! “Only nine days remain in the 2018 Georgia Legislative Session. Because this is the second year of a two-year session, any bills that do not pass by March 29 would need to be reintroduced in 2019. Here’s a recap of recent activity. Committee on March …

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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 …