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Who Inspires AARP’s CEO?

Posted on 08/10/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkGuest post by Tiffany Lundquist I’m not big on heroes. At least, not the celebrity kind. Where others find inspiration in the stories of the famous and wealthy, I’ve always had trouble finding any connection between their noteworthy accomplishments and everyday real life. I suppose that’s why it struck me to hear AARP CEO A. Barry Rand share his personal background — what shaped him and keeps him motivated — with the New York Times for this column. Throughout his …

AARP Comments on Washington Post Rehashed Attack

Posted on 12/4/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsAARP advocates on behalf of its members and all older Americans with the sole mission of helping those 50 and older to live their best lives. Advocating for older Americans in Congress and state legislatures, AARP fights for legislation that protects the interests of Americans age 50-plus. AARP also advocates for older Americans in the marketplace, encouraging products and services that better serve their needs. AARP did its best to work with The Washington Post in reporting today’s story. The …

AARP’s Statement on the Denver Presidential Debate

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsBelow is the statement AARP released on this evening’s Presidential debate: Denver, CO—Earlier this evening the Presidential candidates discussed AARP, Social Security and Medicare during the first Presidential debate of the 2012 general election.  AARP, a sponsor of activities at all four of the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, released the following statement in response.  AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta said: “We’re grateful that this evening the candidates engaged in a more robust conversation with regard to Medicare.  …

AARP’s Motivation? What’s Best for Older Americans

Posted on 10/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsAs Election Day draws near and political rhetoric grows heated, AARP’s support for the Affordable Care Act, known to some as “Obamacare,” is once again the subject of scrutiny by some in Congress and the media. Despite what the critics may say, the simple truth of the matter is that AARP makes policy decisions based on what we believe to be in the best interests of Americans over age 50. For more than 54 years, AARP has been driven solely …

A Happy, Healthy 77th Birthday for Social Security

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsToday marks Social Security’s 77th Anniversary.  That’s 77 happy and healthy years the program has run and never missed a payment to Americans who rely on it more than ever and want it there not just for themselves but also for their children and grandchildren.  But fewer jobs offer pensions and as younger Americans struggle to save for retirement, Social Security could hold even more importance, especially as more than one in three working households age 21 to 64 has …

Everybody’s Yelling and I Don’t Hear a Word They’re Saying

Posted on 06/20/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsThe left keeps screaming at the right.The right keeps screaming at the left. And for a punchline, Politico recently said that a bunch of Washington politicians have decided to meet again behind closed doors to come up with a secret deal that may or may not change Social Security and Medicare without giving Americans a say. On June 20, volunteers and AARP staff from all 50 states descended on the Capitol to meet with Senators and members of Congress from …