Become an AARP West Virginia Advocacy Volunteer

Posted on 04/30/21 by The AARP Bulletin

AARP West Virginia has long had a very visible and influential presence at the state capitol, advocating for Mountain Staters 50-plus. 

This year that effort was entirely virtual, as volunteers on the Capitol Advocacy Team pressed AARP’s agenda during the 60-day legislative session that concluded April 10.

Volunteers met with lawmakers via videoconference and  also communicated via email and social media. Agenda items included expanding access to high-speed internet service; protecting older residents and their families from abuse, fraud and financial exploitation; strengthening financial security; and supporting the state’s 280,000 unpaid family caregivers. 

State advocacy work continues year-round through monthly interim legislative meetings. To learn more about becoming an AARP West Virginia volunteer advocate, visit

This story is provided by AARP West Virginia. Visit the AARP West Virginia page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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