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A warm welcome back to the many reelected legislators, and welcome to those who are new to the State House!
Maine State House, Augusta
Register today for AARP Maine's annual Ambassadors of Aging Day at the Maine State House.
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Join AARP Maine for our 2016 State House Deep Dive. Learn more about our top legislative priorities, the many roles of an advocacy volunteer, and help us build our strategic plan to achieve legislative success!
Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central South Carolina invites you to its annual Whispers Butterfly Release set for September 9, 2014 at the South Carolina State House grounds (Gervais St. side) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event promotes awareness of the whispering symptoms of ovarian cancer through the release of hundreds of butterflies in recognition of September’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.The evening will also include inspirational speakers and live music.
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Here’s an update on this week’s advocacy work from the AARP Massachusetts state office.
Coretta D. Bedsole has joined AARP South Carolina as Associate State Director for Advocacy.  She has almost 30 year years of experience as a South Carolina state level lobbyist and will now serve as the chief advocate for South Carolina’s 50+ population.
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Update on Senate Bill 1805: AARP is pleased that the Massachusetts Senate included an amendment to S.1805, exempting several vulnerable populations -- including elders -- from the photo identification requirement for SNAP electronic benefits cards.
By Kira Hessekiel, advocacy and outreach support for AARP Massachusetts
As you may have seen in the news, the Massachusetts Legislature is addressing welfare reforms through a variety of bills.  Tomorrow, the Massachusetts Senate will debate S.1805 and the amendments filed to it.
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We were back at the State House this afternoon, delivering testimony in support of annual adjustment to the personal needs allowance for Medicaid-eligible nursing home residents.  A personal needs allowance helps cover basic expenses such as personal hygiene supplies and phone calls.  Read the AARP Testimony 6-18-13
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