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Reshma Mehta

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Reshma has spent over 8 years in the government and non-profit arena, advocating on issues such as health care reform, Medicare, Social Security, consumer protection, housing and mobility, and more. She loves trying new restaurants, watching Bollywood movies, playing skeeball, cheering for the Cubs, and getting lost all around the world.

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You’ve Earned a Say!

Posted on 03/19/2012 by | Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsToday we are thrilled to announce the launch of You’ve Earned a Say, a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security! Through You’ve Earned a Say, we are taking the debate about Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington and making sure that you and all Americans have a voice in the discussion about their future.

A Look Back – and Thank You

Posted on 12/29/2011 by | Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsAs the year winds down, we find ourselves pondering what really mattered in the last 365 days.  For us, the answer is easy – you.  Your petitions, phone calls, and emails to legislators made it possible for us to accomplish so much to improve the lives of older Americans in this country – and for that we are most grateful.

Adventures in Sioux City

Posted on 12/22/2011 by | Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsHey all! Wanted to report back from our excellent trip to Iowa last week! When it comes to presidential elections, the Hawkeye State takes pride in being the “first in the nation,” as their caucuses are considered the first major electoral event for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. With only weeks to go before the January 3 caucuses, AARP wanted the media and general public to know more about what the Republican candidates are saying about jobs, the …

Your Go-To Election Source

Posted on 11/12/2011 by | Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsThe 2012 presidential election is almost a year away…but the political circus has already started…and the elephants are on the march. The news is filled with stories of candidate controversies and debate gaffes – but it’s hard to find any concrete information on where the candidates actually stand on the issues that matter. So where’s a voter to go if they want the real facts, and not the partisan spin? We proudly submit that AARP is a good place to …

Victory, thanks to you!

Posted on 08/2/2011 by | Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsThanks to the hard work of AARP members around the country, Social Security and Medicare benefits were protected from cuts in the debt ceiling vote. AARP members flooded the White House and the halls of Congress with over 944,000 calls and emails, and it was clear that your voices were heard. The House and Senate agreed to raise the debt ceiling – without any cuts to the Social Security and Medicare benefits you’ve worked your whole lives for. We’re relieved that …

Your benefits are NOT bargaining chips

Posted on 07/8/2011 by | Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsWell, I’m sure you all saw the shocking news yesterday: President Obama and Congress are considering cutting tens of billions of dollars from Social Security and Medicare to pay the nation’s bills. AARP’s reaction? Don’t even THINK about it! Dealing with the deficit should be a priority, but this is the bottom line: Social Security did not contribute to the deficit and should not be cut as part of any budget deal. Your hard-earned benefits are not a bargaining chip in …