— 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 …

— Lead volunteer and staff from Michigan headed to Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. AARP Michigan State President Chris Holman, State Director Paula Cunningham and Advocacy Manager Lisa Dedden Cooper will make several congressional visits on Capitol Hill. While meeting with members of Congress, Team Michigan will carry crucial asks: AARP Michigan advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces …

— This week, AARP State President Rashmi Rangan and AARP State Director Lucretia Young headed to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Representative Carney, they will have crucial asks: AARP Delaware advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers …

— Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever been a family caregiver? Think you might be a family caregiver soon? Are you currently receiving care from a loved one, or do you think you might need to in the future? We’re asking you to help AARP Kentucky stand with KY Family Caregivers! Participate in 2016 Family Caregivers Day at the Capitol, whether in person, or from your own home or workplace – Wednesday, February 24, 2016. You’re invited to join …