North Dakota State Capitol

— THE HEADLINE  12/5/2018 Governor Doug Burgum presented his budget for the next biennium to North Dakota legislators on December 5. Here are some of the highlights, prioritizing issues AARP North Dakota will be working on during this session: Gov. Burgum proposes changes in how social services are delivered in the state. He would like to see the current structure of 47 administrative areas changed to 19. He was quick to emphasize that “touch points” would not change, meaning the current …

— The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” legislative committees will study a wide array of important issues. AARP will be closely watching issues related to health care access and affordability, home- and community-based services, retirement security, property taxes, and other issues important to North Dakotans 50 and older. To keep our members current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly webinar/conference call. During these calls, expect to hear what …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. A big part of that work comes through its advocacy at the national, state, and local level. Few in Wyoming are more connected with AARP Wyoming’s advocacy efforts in the statehouse than Cheyenne’s Lindi Kirkbride.  Kirkbride has done her work through the AARP Wyoming’s GRiT or Government Relations Team, which follows bills of interest to AARP members, and lobbies members of the state …

— The October issue of the AARP Bulletin provides information about how the mid-term elections will affect older Americans. The magazine lists the following issues that the next Congress will have to handle: Shoring up Social Security Rising drug prices Medicare funding Medicaid: Grow or slow it? The future of health insurance Bolstering retirement savings Lowering retirement taxes Fixing pension shortfalls More help for caregivers Fraud targets Read more here.  

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— New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country and there’s a lot of work to do to serve AARP members, their families, and the general public.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteer activists from across the state to work on a variety of legislative issues – throughout 2019 and beyond – and become a member of our Capital City Task Force. The Capital City Task Force is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers interested …

— AARP Connecticut today announced the addition of Anna Doroghazi as Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach. She will be responsible for developing and executing state and community advocacy campaigns on behalf of the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization’s nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut. At AARP our mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Through local lifestyle discounts, learning opportunities, community service and advocacy, AARP strengthens communities and fights for the issues that impact people such as …

— AARP has a long history of working with members and volunteers during election season. Between now and Election Day in November, we’re looking for a few key volunteer leaders to help manage our campaigns and elections work in communities around our incredible state. Our goals are always to educate, inform, and inspire the 50+ voter (and their families) on the issues that are and will impact them in their own communities. Issues like strengthening Social Security in a time where …

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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.  

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— It’s a one-of-a-kind event to give you a “taste” of the various volunteer opportunities at AARP New Hampshire.  Join us in Portsmouth, Concord or Manchester for Snack, Sample and Serve. Snack on a variety of tasty food; Sample the assortment of volunteer opportunities available at AARP New Hampshire; and Serve your community. If you’re interested in finding out what AARP has to offer, you might want to sign up for our upcoming Snack, Sample and Serve event. Portsmouth:  Thursday, September …