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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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AARP priorities in 2021 include expanded visitation (in person and virtual) in nursing homes, better reporting on conditions and the need for Medicaid expansion to improve access to care for low-income residents.
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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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(Sept. 29, 2020) Here’s an important election update from the SC Election Commission for individuals who are residents of long-term care facilities or nursing homes and their caregivers and family members.
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AARP SC has sent a letter to Senate President Harvey Peeler and House Speaker Jay Lucas expressing its support for a safe and secure November election.
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South Carolinian's have faced unprecedented issues in the last few years. From floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and now the COVID19 pandemic. In some way or another, we have all felt the stress and anxieties of this virus.
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The South Carolina General Assembly made it easy as 1-2-3 for you to cast your vote from home in the upcoming June 9, 2020 Primaries. AARP SC was pleased to help support this temporary absentee voting provision for our election process in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We appreciate their leadership to help South Carolina voters in this difficult time.
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AARP South Carolina's Social Justice Projects includes support for a new African American history museum set to open in Charleston late next year.
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South Carolina comes in last for retirement savings. Work and Save would allow private-sector workers have a way to put money aside with auto-deductions.
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