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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.
AARP Wisconsin is seeking legislative volunteers to help educate lawmakers, candidates, opinion leaders and the public about its priorities, including support for family caregivers.
AARP volunteers will play an important role in pushing for policies to improve the lives of older Wisconsinites as lawmakers work to set the 2023–2024 state budget.
A proposal from Gov. Tony Evers (D) would create a $500 annual tax credit for Wisconsinites who provide unpaid care to an adult family member.
With Wisconsin split along partisan lines amid an acrimonious political season, some voters may feel like skipping the upcoming midterm election. But AARP encourages all voters to participate.
Throughout the past few months, inflation has been driving up the prices of everyday goods, making things such as gas and groceries become unaffordable for many. These rising rates are scaring consumers and creating a fear of what the future may hold.
In rural areas, about a third of Wisconsin residents lack reliable internet service. Affordable high-speed internet is top of AARP Wisconsin's advocacy agenda.
AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates are still making their voices heard during the pandemic by reaching out to lawmakers the old-fashioned way, through calls, letters and emails.
AARP Wisconsin is supporting two pieces of legislation that would help the state's 580,000 family caregivers. One would create a $1,000 nonrefundable income tax credit to help cover certain expenses. The other would require hospitals to communicate key information to family caregivers.
Some residents’ family and friends have for months reported difficulty in connecting with loved ones in long-term care facilities.
Most LGBT adults worry about having adequate social and family support as they get older.
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