Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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AARP Texas filed a petition with the Public Utility Commission of Texas seeking an emergency rule to help residential electricity customers facing disconnection due to non-payment.
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AARP New Jersey Applauds NJ Legislature for Passing S397/A681 to Protect Older WorkersUrges Governor Murphy to Sign into LawStatement from AARP New Jersey Advocacy Associate State Director Crystal McDonald
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AARP Michigan believes any election reform legislation should protect and enhance access to voting and ensure safety for voters 50 and older and others who participate in the process.
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The state-sanctioned monopoly Florida Power & Light (FPL) is asking the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC, the state’s regulatory board) for permission to jack up its power rates at the expense of Y-O-U, one of AARP’s 1.6 million members who will be hit by this increase, if approved. Now is your chance to raise your voice by contacting the PSC.
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AARP Maine is looking for virtual advocates to join its team to fight for the issues that residents 50-plus care about including health care, affordable utilities and livable communities. 
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and AARP North Carolina is working with other advocates for the aging to help prevent exploitation, abuse and neglect of older adults in the state.
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The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the percentage of Florida nursing homes reporting new resident cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, up from 14% to 19% in the four weeks ending May 16, 2021. The new report from AARP marks one year of tracking nursing home data related to COVID-19 through the AARP Nursing Home Dashboard.
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Wyoming’s lone representative in the US House of Representatives, Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) will join AARP Wyoming for a Teletown Hall to speak to and answer questions from AARP Wyoming members at 5 p.m. on June. 24. 
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Staff cases fall, but staffing and PPE shortages also rise during the four weeks ending May 16 in Michigan, updated AARP dashboard indicates.
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