Nearly 100 advocates from 18 different communities and every corner of our state gathered in Pierre Tuesday for AARP South Dakota's annual Lobby Day at the Capitol. Many attendees took the opportunity to speak with their local lawmakers about the issues that are important to South Dakotans age 50+ including increased access to care, support for family caregivers and expanded consumer protections.
When the legislature convenes in January, AARP will encourage lawmakers to help family caregivers and Mainers living on fixed incomes. AARP Maine is pressing for paid leave for family caregivers and a tax credit for caregiving expenses, as well as fair utility rates, affordable housing, and adequate funding for the Medicare Savings Program and Drugs for the Elderly.
With the Legislature set to convene Jan. 4, there are a host of issues on the horizon, and AARP New Hampshire is encouraging members to get involved in its Capital City Task Force.
Twenty activists have been chosen as members of New Hampshire Senior Leadership, a collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. Now in its sixth year, the program is designed to build a state-wide corps of volunteers interested in advocating for people as they age in New Hampshire.
Protecting telephone landline service and expanding options for retirement savings will top the list of issues to be discussed when AARP staff and volunteers meet with legislators on Monday, March 28, at AARP Maine’s annual Day at the Statehouse.
Nearly four dozen AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates will be meeting face to face with state legislators at the State Capitol this week to stress the importance of three critical issues – supporting family caregivers, helping workers save for retirement, and preserving telephone landlines across Wisconsin.
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