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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Some residents’ family and friends have for months reported difficulty in connecting with loved ones in long-term care facilities.
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Most LGBT adults worry about having adequate social and family support as they get older.
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AARP Wisconsin is gathering stories from older residents about the challenges they face when it comes to affording retirement, paying high prescription drug costs, caregiving for loved ones and other issues.
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Lawmakers in Madison listen when AARP volunteers share their personal testimony.
Wisconsin small business owner Don Anderson
Don Anderson says a state-facilitated retirement savings option would help him keep his nine employees.
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AARP is urging lawmakers to create a retirement savings program for employees who don't have access to such plans through their jobs.
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The Credit for Caring bill, supported by AARP, would create a $500 tax credit to help cover certain costs family caregivers incur while assisting loved ones.
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