— On Wednesday, AARP announced Iowa Senator Charles Grassley as a recipient of AARP’s 2017 Congressional Award for his legislative leadership during the first year of the 115th Congress on an issue area that will benefit the lives of the 50+, our families, and our communities. Senator Grassley received this recognition for working in a bipartisan manner on an issue of importance to people age 50 and older. More specifically, Senator Grassley received this award for his leadership in promoting access …

— AARP Montana Leaders Press Congress on Issues Vital to Older Americans Medical Expense Deduction, SNAP Funding, and Family Caregiving among top 2018 issues.  WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2018 —Today AARP Montana leaders and volunteers visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to make permanent the 7.5 percent medical expense tax deduction threshold, protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and support family caregivers by joining the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. AARP visited with Senator Tester (D-MT), …

— Today AARP Idaho leaders and volunteers visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to make permanent the 7.5 percent medical expense tax deduction threshold, protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and support family caregivers by joining the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. AARP Idaho State Director, Lupe Wissel and AARP Idaho State President, Tom Trail, will meet with Idaho’s members of Congress to discuss these and other issues important to older Americans.      Some details about these …

— We need you! Help make a difference in the lives of older Nebraskans and their families. AARP Nebraska works on issues important to our members such as caregiving, long-term care, Social Security, taxes, health care, prescription drug costs and more. We’re now recruiting volunteer advocates to be a voice at the State Capitol for Nebraskans age 50 and over. We also need volunteers who are interested in working on federal issues and our voter education efforts in the 2018 election. …

— As state lawmakers near a key deadline, the 2018 legislative session’s first funnel of February 16, AARP Iowa is urging lawmakers to pass the 2018 Iowa CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act. The bill (SSB 3123), with no cost to the state or taxpayers, would provide vital support for Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers who help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones live safely and independently at home. The 2018 Iowa CARE Act includes three commonsense steps …

— AARP Idaho is hosting its annual Lobby Day on Thursday, Feb. 8. AARP members can visit the Statehouse in Boise, watch lawmakers in action and show support for key issues, such as the Idaho Caregiver Act and access to telehealth. Participants will attend committee meetings and observe House and Senate action. Having AARP members present and actively engaged can show strength in numbers, while highlighting issues affecting constituents age 50 and older. The free event includes bus transportation and lunch, …

— The faces in the halls of government have changed, but one thing stays the same: AARP’s commitment to ensuring affordable access to high-quality health care. On May 23, AARP Virginia advocacy volunteers will head to the Capitol in Washington to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to ask them to protect Medicare and ensure affordable access to health insurance. Congress is considering proposals that could lead to drastic changes in coverage for older Americans. More than 1.4 million …

— HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 680 WOULD ESTABLISH TASK FORCE TO STUDY ISSUE   RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers will head to the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday, January 24 to urge their legislators to pass a resolution to help people who care for family members at home.  More than 100 people are expected to visit their legislators on Tuesday morning.   Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 8th and Grace Streets before heading to …

— AARP members are invited to spend a fun, sociable and informative day at the state Capitol on Feb. 7, AARP Idaho Lobby Day. The annual event, which includes a free lunch and a chance to visit with state legislators, is open to everyone who wants to show support for AARP Idaho’s legislative priorities for 2017. Participants will attend legislative committee meetings and floor sessions, and will learn about issues such as support for family caregivers and financial security. Lobby Day …

— As part of a long-range strategy, AARP Delaware invited a dynamic group of women to the table and initiated a collaborative venture with the Wilmington Delaware Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta is a predominantly African-America sorority whose agenda is built on community service. The sorority boasts more than 900 chapters worldwide, and has initiated over 250,000 members. This collaborative effort allowed the state office to weave the key areas of multi-generational, multicultural and the movable …