— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Missouri. We hope you’ll join us!

— The 2019 Missouri State Legislative Session  Today, the 100th General Assembly will convene their first regular session. Session will run January 9 – May 19, 2019. There are many challenges facing the new and returning legislators, including revenues that aren’t keeping up with basic budget needs and restoring funding to long term services and supports that were cut two years ago. AARP Missouri will be tracking the legislation that is most important to you, your family, and your neighbors, so …

— By Tim Poor In his 30 years as a pharmacist, state Sen. David Sater (R-Cassville) saw firsthand the hard choices that many people must make when they can’t afford the medicine they need. “They forgo buying medication because they need a new refrigerator or car repair,” he said. “They don’t have a lot of extra money, so when something comes up, something’s got to go.” That’s why Sater has been leading a drive in the state legislature to fully restore …

— On July 9, Missouri became the 40th state to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act. Signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R), the law will support unpaid family caregivers by requiring hospitals to record their names when their loved ones are admitted; notify caregivers when their loved ones are moved or discharged; and instruct caregivers on the medical tasks they will need to perform at home. Missourians spend more than 700 million hours each year providing care for family members—a …

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— Join AARP in Missouri on Thursday, November 1, at 10:00am for a live tele-town hall event about voter engagement with Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft. Attendees will be educated about the importance of voting in this year’s mid-term elections and gain a better understanding of Missouri’s Voter ID laws as you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6. Be The Difference. Vote. To register to join us for this important event, sign up here, or stream it online: access.live/AARP-MO  

— AARP Missouri Endorses Amendment 1   The 50+ Organization Stresses People Over Money in Politics   Kansas City, Missouri – AARP Missouri expressed their support for Ballot Amendment 1, the “Clean Missouri” amendment. “Americans 50 and older are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc,” said AARP Missouri Advocacy Director Jay Hardenbrook. “But even their voices are being drowned out by powerful interests trying to buy Missouri politics.” AARP Missouri boasts a membership of over 750,000 in the state of Missouri and …

—       AARP Poll: Findings Show Missouri’s 50-Plus Voters United in Concern Over Health Care and Financial Security   Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has a 2% lead in the U.S. Senatorial Race Kansas City, Missouri – In a newly released AARP poll, Missouri voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over health care and personal finance issues. The poll found that health care and Social Security are critically important issues to 50-plus voters as they cast their ballots …

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— “Be the Difference. Vote” is the theme of AARP’s voter education campaign. Every vote counts. Together, we can hold politicians accountable to critical issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs, caregiving and financial security. Pledge to be the difference and vote in the election this year. #pledge2vote To take the pledge today, visit www.aarp.org/pledge2vote

— AARP Missouri staff and volunteers were in attendance as the governor signed the CARE Act into law. The CARE Act, legislation supported by AARP, offers unpaid family caregivers needed support by requiring hospitals to record the name of the caregiver when their loved one is admitted, notifying the caregiver when their loved one is to be moved or discharged, and instructing the caregiver on the medical tasks they will  need to perform at home. Across Missouri, family caregivers spend over …

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— Join AARP in Missouri on Wednesday, July 18, at 10:00 am for a live tele-town hall event about voter engagement with Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft. Attendees will be educated about the importance of voting in this year’s upcoming elections and gain a better understanding of Missouri’s voter ID laws. Be The Difference. Vote. To register to join us for this important event, sign up here, or stream it online: access.live/AARP-MO.