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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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.
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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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As advocates for all Wisconsinites as we age, we prefer to look at the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to remove Medicaid expansion from the proposed 2019-21 budget as simply the first mile of a marathon. The race has started, but it's far, far from over.
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We are inviting all AARP members and anyone else from the general public to join us at any or all of the state’s four state budget hearings this month in Janesville, Oak Creek, River Falls and Green Bay. At each of these hearings we will have an AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocate testify on a specific issue that we would like to see addressed in the state’s 2019-2021 state budget.
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