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Posted By Alejandra Owens On February 4, 2008 @ 9:05 am In Bulletin Today | No Comments

CQ Today: AARP LOBBYING HELPS MAKE SENIORS A PRIORITY IN SENATE STIMULUS PLAN
AARP CEO William Novelli wrote in a letter to all Senators last week, “warning senators that the coming vote would be scored by the group’s political arm.” CQ noted, “Respect for the clout of such voters has helped AARP win an impressive array of political trophies in recent years, including the 2003 Medicare prescription drug benefit (PL 108-173) and the successful campaign to kill Bush’s proposal to restructure Social Security in the last Congress.”
Roll Call: DIVIDED WE FAIL CAMPAIGNS IN SUPER TUESDAY RUN-UP
“Divided We Fail — a health care-focused effort of the Business Roundtable…is stepping up its grass-roots work in the 24 Super Tuesday states, AARP spokesman Drew Nannis wrote in an e-mail.” Divided We Fail has “activated its volunteers at campaign events, with some perched on busy street corners waving signs during the morning and evening rush hours and ‘bird-dogging’ candidates and their surrogates at rallies and events.
New York Times: AARP TO PRESENT RUBY DEE AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
“A month of awards ceremonies began triumphantly last Sunday for Ruby Dee, who won the Screen Actors Guild’s Award for best supporting actress for her role in…’American Gangster.’” Ms. Dee has been nominated for an Academy Award for the same role, and this Monday, “AARP will present Ms. Dee its Movies for Grownups Award for best supporting actress over the age of 50.”


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