Use our Auto Buying Program to find your next car with the latest safety technology! Learn more.
Government & Elections
From the AARP Bulletin Print Edition, April 1, 2011
With federal home-energy assistance programs on the chopping block and consumers facing rising costs for gas, food and health care, AARP is mounting a multistate campaign to help members save on utilities.
See also: Tips to slash your energy bills.
From Texas to Illinois and Connecticut to New Mexico, AARP is helping members take action to fight utility bill increases and is distributing information to alert consumers to proposed rate increases. AARP also is educating consumers about programs that can help tide them over during tough economic times.
Among the campaign efforts being undertaken are: challenging rate hikes that burden consumers; working to ensure that utility companies receive only what is fair; and pressing utilities to do a better job of guaranteeing reliable service.
AARP is providing educational materials to help consumers cope with rising utility rates and to raise awareness of smart energy usage. Materials include home energy-saving advice and tips on how to fight increasing utility costs through state public service commissions.
"Millions of Americans are fed up with utility bills that keep growing," says Will Phillips, AARP's manager for the multistate campaign. "That's why AARP is challenging utility rate increases across the country, helping Americans stop unfair increases so they can keep more of the money they've earned."
Featured AARP Member Benefits
See All >
Members save 30% on a 1-year subscription
GrandPad, Powered by Consumer Cellular
Members save 5% on a monthly subscription
Exclusive Walgreens Cash rewards for members
Members can save 50% on prescription lenses
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at