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In a Texas Bullhorn conversation, Charles Cascio outlined AARP Texas' policy priorities this year, including the nursing home crisis, food insecurity, social security and more.
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With nursing homes and other long-term care facilities hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, AARP Texas is holding virtual meetings with members of Texas’ congressional delegation to urge more help for older Americans and their families.
As you know, catastrophic budget cuts to Delaware’s Grant in Aid were passed in last year’s State budget. Much of the funding that was once provided to Delaware’s senior centers, health clinics, and veteran’s programs was reduced, resulting in a loss of services to residents age 50 and over.
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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:
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AARP and a team of supporters spent January 27, 2016 at Legislative Hall in Dover advocating for better support for caregivers. The group met with legislators including CARE Act sponsors Senator Bethany Hall-Long and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst.  The group provided valuable information on the CARE Act, which will help make it possible for older Delawareans and other loved ones to live at home and in their own communities – which is where they want to be.
AARP Virginia is fighting for you in Washington, but we could use your help.  If you have an interest in federal legislative issues -- such as protecting Medicare or Social Security -- consider signing up as an AARP Virginia Congressional District Volunteer. 
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Citizens at the Utah State Capitol
If you have ever wanted to learn more about the political process, meet your legislators or tour the Utah State Capitol, register now for Democracy Day 2013, which will be held at the State Capitol Complex on Wednesday, January 30.  This year we'll have a discussion between Utah Republican Party Chair Thomas Wright and Utah Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis debating a new host of issues post-election.   Professor Chris Karpowitz from the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, the keynote speaker, will discuss the political landscape and changes ahead with our newly elected political leaders.
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A new year means a new session for the Utah State Legislature, which convenes on January 28 and wraps up a short 45 days later on March 14. Despite such an abbreviated session, over 400 bills will be passed, with hundreds more considered by legislative committees but not enacted into law.
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