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.
Female nurse taking care of a senior man at home
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands supported the passage of Bill No. 34-0040, an Act to Establish the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) to create a Multistate Nursing License in the Virgin Islands. It was approved by the Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee and the Committee on Rules and Judiciary earlier in the year. It was signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on December 6, 2021.
AARP Logo with state logos in background
Court proceedings can drag on, which is a problem for older people and the terminally ill who want to get their affairs in order before it’s too late.
Senior African-American couple sitting, holding hands
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated for passage of Bill No. 34-0076, now Act No. 8468, which amends the existing law to grant seniors and the terminally ill preference in civil actions. The VI Legislature voted in favor of the Bill on August 3, 2021, and it was signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on August 16, 2021. 
Laptop computer with books, pen and yellow legal pad
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated on behalf of Virgin Islanders for Bill No. 34-0034, an Act amending title 1, Virgin Islands Code, by adding Chapter 3A enacting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.  The Bill was voted unanimously in favor by the full body of the VI Legislature and signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on August 16, 2021. 
Lawyers and businessmen join hands in business After signing the legal consultancy contract
AARP in The Virgin Islands met remotely with Senators to discuss issues affecting AARP Members and Virgin Islanders
Bill Signing
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands had a triumphant welcoming of the New Year with the successful signing of two (2) major pieces of legislation this month.
Person Hands Using Stamper On Document
AARP in The Virgin Islands to Hold Permanent Seat in Commission
aarp nevada presidential election
Virgin Islanders, facing the threat of the coronavirus as well as hurricane season, will have a much easier—and safer—time voting this fall because of important changes to how and where eligible voters can cast ballots.
Financial Elder Abuse text on Document form and Gavel isolated on office desk.
En Español | Elder abuse, like many forms of domestic abuse, is an often hidden phenomenon that affects hundreds of thousands of older Americans.  Financial exploitation is the most prevalent form of this type of abuse.  In fact, 1 out of 5 older adults experience financial exploitation and on average loses $120,000.
Road sign Election 2020 on sky
En Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands worked to ensure passage of Bill No. 33-0296. The Bill expands voting by Absentee Ballot as a result of COVID-19. The Bill was passed by the Legislature of The Virgin Islands and was signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on May 11th, 2020. This Bill is now Act No. 8294.
Search AARP Virgin Islands