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Louis Davis, Jr. AARP DC State Director

The District’s June 4th primary election is right around the corner! This election will determine who is on the ballot in November for one At-Large Councilmember seat; Councilmembers for Wards 2, 4, 7 and 8; among other offices.
Americans over the age of 50 are our nation’s most powerful voters – and you will be the deciders in the 2024 elections. The District of Columbia’s June 4 primary election will determine which candidates appear on November’s general election ballot for members of the D.C. Council, including an At-Large seat and seats in Wards 2, 4, 7, and 8, the D.C. delegate to Congress and other District-wide offices.
For most of us, Social Security is – or will be -- essential for helping to cover daily living expenses and pay bills as we get older. The bottom line is that Social Security is your money, earned through a lifetime of hard work. Yet there are persistent misconceptions about its long-term financial stability and how it works. Here are facts behind four of the most stubborn Social Security myths.
It has been said that a budget is a set of priorities put in numbers. Show me your budget, and I’ll see what you value. For over 65 years, AARP has advocated in a non-partisan way for Americans 50 and older to have what they need to live their best life at any age, choosing where they want to live, and never being discriminated against because of their age, gender or financial status.
More than 48 million Americans, including 74,000 here in the District, are family caregivers. It is one of the most important jobs we will ever do, and one of the most difficult. Family caregivers help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently – managing medications, preparing meals, helping with bathing and dressing and so much more.
AARP has been fighting to ensure Americans get the Social Security they've earned for decades and we are here to help answer important questions. Questions that we hear often include: When should you claim? How can you maximize your money? How much will you get? Here are answers to some of those questions.
For the first time in over three years, some of the Medicaid requirements waived during the COVID-19 pandemic are now ending. All Medicaid recipients, including those in the District, must take action to confirm they still qualify for the program or risk losing coverage.
Tell the DC Council to support a Senior Friendly Budget! Click here to make your voice heard: https://action.aarp.org/ContactDCChair
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