Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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The coronavirus pandemic forced millions of Americans to rely on the internet for their well-being. AARP Tennessee is advocating for improved internet access for the 400,000 Tennesseans who lack high-speed internet.
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The Silver Alert program requires the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to send a notice to media outlets across the state when at-risk adults, such as those with dementia, are missing.
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AARP Tennessee will press for improved staffing in nursing homes, higher levels of personal protective equipment, more opportunities for virtual visits and regular communication between residents and families.
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The last census led to Tennessee receiving roughly $17.3 billion in federal funding for programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and low-income-housing loans in fiscal year 2016
Rx Drug Prices are Skyrocketing
Prescription drug costs are far outpacing family incomes for Tennesseans, and many people have to choose between food and taking necessary medications.
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Raising grandchildren could qualify you for financial assistance and other resources.
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Jackson Mayoral Hopefuls To Address Issues Impacting 50+ Voters
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Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible.
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AARP POLL: LOWERING HEALTH CARE COSTS AND STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY ARE TOP CONCERNS FOR OLDER TENNESSEE VOTERS
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