For his work to find easier ways for workers to save more of what they earn for retirement, Representative Stephen Ross was presented with an AARP “Super Saver” award at a special presentation made at a monthly meeting of the Triad Retirement Living Association.
Rep. Ross is one of four NC lawmakers being honored by AARP nationally for advancing commonsense policies that help older Americans.
AARP North Carolina Director Mike Olender said, “Scoring a legislative victory is no easy task. It requires fierce determination, a command of the issues, and a willingness to compromise to get things done. That’s why each year AARP recognizes state legislators, governors, and other elected officials who have stepped up and worked together to advance helpful policies.”
Rep. Ross successfully co-sponsored a bill creating a study committee to look for ways to make it easier for small businesses to offer workplace retirement plans. AARP North Carolina actively supported the measure.
“The lack of retirement savings crisis will affect all of us as it increasingly adds to already strained safety net programs for older adults on limited income,” said Lisa Riegel, AARP North Carolina advocacy manager.
AARP’s fifth class of Super Savers includes three governors, three state treasurers, and 12 state legislators who led efforts to help workers increase their retirement savings.