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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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ALBANY, N.Y. — As early voters stand in lines for hours in the cold to make their voices heard across New York State, it’s important to safeguard the voting rights of those who cannot stand in line or make it to the polls on their own, AARP New York said today. Nursing home residents cannot be the disenfranchised voters of the 2020 election in New York State. 
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Right now, in the middle of a global health crisis, Dominion Energy South Carolina wants to raise your rates by more than 7 percent. They also want to increase the monthly fixed charge (a charge to bring the power from the pole to your home) you pay before even turning on the lights. AARP is fighting for residential utility customers because too many South Carolina families struggle to pay their electric bills along with other necessities like food and medicine.
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Call on Assembly to Pass Bill Creating Long-Term Care Task Force
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Ballots have arrived, and this year it includes an important measure that we at AARP Washington strongly support. We encourage you to vote to approve ESJR 8212 to secure the Long-Term Care Trust Act for vulnerable Washingtonians.
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AARP New Jersey Applauds Governor Murphy for Enacting Additional Long-Term Care Reform BillsUrges New Jersey Legislature to Pass Remaining Bills to Protect Long-Term Care Residents and StaffStatement from AARP New Jersey State Director Stephanie HunsingerNEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 23, 2020) – “We applaud Governor Murphy for enacting two bills today to reform long-term care facilities. In addition to the long-term care reform bills Governor Murphy signed last month, these significant pieces of legislation will help protect residents and staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Garden State.
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Watch Let's Talk About Social Security (originally recorded 10.21.20)
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In this year's New Hampshire Senate race, incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is facing challenger Republican Bryant "Corky" Messner. To understand how they plan to protect Social Security and Medicare, stimulate the economy, lower prescription drug prices and ensure that Americans have access to affordable long-term care, AARP New Hampshire asked each candidate to answer five key questions in 60-second videos. Here are their responses, with transcripts:
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The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, causing the deaths of more than 84,000 residents and staff, according to an Oct. 8 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation—including 991 in Mississippi. Yet federal policymakers have been slow to respond to this crisis, and no state has done a good enough job to stem the loss of life. AARP has called for the enactment of a 5-point plan to protect nursing home and long-term care facility residents, and has fought for public reporting of nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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CHEYENNE - AARP Wyoming will host a TeleTown Hall with Wyoming Secretary of State, Ed Buchanan, at 12:05 p.m. on October 27. Buchanan will be touching on the voting process, as well as the safety of voting both physically and electronically in 2020.
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