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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AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a nonpartisan, publicly accessible debate for Lt. Governor on October 22, hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition.
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Proposed COVID-19 budget cuts would devastate seniors and people with disabilities
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Eligibility for a property tax exemption is now determined by each county’s median income.
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A great deal has changed since the 2020 legislative session began on January 13. Even though the last few weeks of the session were challenging as we juggled the coronavirus pandemic and monitored supported bills, we ended the intense 60-day session with several significant wins that tackle the rising cost of lifesaving medication, expand the financial fraud and identity theft investigation and prosecution program, and remove specific barriers to increase our housing stock via accessory dwelling units.
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Hey Big Drug Companies – Time to End Price Gouging!
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According to a new AARP state survey, two-thirds (66%) of Washington registered voters feel anxious about having enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years – and for a good reason. AARP’s survey of voters ages 25 to 64 showed that more than a third (35%) have saved less than $25,000 for retirement. Almost one quarter (22%) have less than $5,000 saved.
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