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Elections 2018 #2
A newly-released Politico-AARP poll shows Pennsylvania voters age 50 and over believe health care and protecting the future of Social Security will be the most important issues in determining how they cast ballots in next month’s mid-term elections.
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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
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AARP Colorado is pleased to report its 2018 legislative activities. All bills referenced below were signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. Visit our bill list for more information:  http://coloradocapitolwatch.com/bill-analysis/4714/2018/0/.
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Does your community group need a speaker for an upcoming event? AARP DC staff and volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics, including fraud, caregiving and financial planning.
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Perhaps given the current political climate it may be difficult to look at what is happening in Washington, however, AARP is working to make some changes for the betterment of American Caregivers. AARP is strongly behind the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage) Family Caregivers Act, which would create an advisory council to recommend a strategy to support Family Caregivers. The bill is bipartisan, and has already passed the U.S. Senate unanimously. The bottom line is that there is a large section of the population (40+ million) who provides free care (valued at around $470 billion) to their family members, keeping them independent, and AARP believes that the RAISE Family Caregivers Act is a way to help that cause.
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AARP Illinois State Director, Bob Gallo, was a guest on Illinois News Connection speaking about the concerns that AARP has around ideas like Medicare vouchers.
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AARP is pleased to announce AARP Colorado's new advocacy chair and vice chair for the 2017-18 Colorado Legislative session, which begins in January.
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This week, AARP Indiana headed to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. State Director Sarah Waddle and State President Joe Everett advocated for family caregivers as well as Social Security while meeting with Members of Congress and carrying out crucial asks.
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