At a time that may feel like a bleak confluence of a public health crisis and economic uncertainty – as COVID cases and unemployment rates continue to rise – it is important to know the risks of small-dollar payday and auto-title loans.
AARP Texas announced today its support of a proposed amendment to the City of Austin’s payday and auto-title lending regulations to shore up protections for consumers.
As a leading advocacy organization for older Texans and their families, AARP Texas is actively engaged in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and is calling on state officials to take specific steps to protect the public’s health and wellbeing.
AARP scored several important wins for 50-plus Nebraskans in the fiscally challenging 2018 legislative session. Listed below are the top priority bills that we supported and actively worked to pass on behalf of our members, their families and caregivers.
Unlike 2017, this year the weather cooperated and AARP South Dakota's 2018 Lobby Day was a tremendous success! Nearly 100 AARP South Dakota advocacy volunteers came from across the state to meet with their legislators and discuss AARP South Dakota’s 2018 legislative priorities. To learn more, click here! The impact of our Lobby Day will be felt throughout the rest of the 2018 legislative session.
H.C. "Hank" Klein of Sherwood, a longtime AARP Arkansas volunteer leader, played a key role in removing predatory payday lending from Arkansas in 2009. Klein's expertise, passion and persistence during the legislative session that recessed April 3 of this year helped stop predatory lenders from regaining a foothold in our state.
Nebraskans age 18-plus believe that it is important to strengthen consumer protection laws to prohibit excessive annual interest rates for payday loans, according to a new AARP statewide survey of 950 Nebraska residents. Additionally, Nebraskans believe that the very high annual percentage rates payday lenders in the state can charge consumers should be capped or limited.
The median income in Alabama is among the lowest in the nation, and that attracts predatory lenders. Such lenders take advantage of low-income people’s desperate needs for quick cash to buy food or pay rent by offering loans at sky-high interest rates.
For the 2015 legislative session that convenes today, AARP Texas will engage with lawmakers on a wide-ranging agenda of health care and consumer issues that matter to Texans age 50 and up.
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