Grassroots Advocacy

Reshma Mehta has spent years in the government and non-profit arena, advocating on health care reform, Medicare, Social Security, consumer protection, housing, mobility and many more issues.

AARP Volunteers Have Their Say on Capitol Hill

Last week AARP volunteers from around the country flooded Washington, DC, to urge Congress to tell YOU how they would strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations. During over 200 Congressional visits, AARP presidents from all 50 states shared the results of the first You’ve Earned a Say questionnaire which, while not scientific, reflect the opinions of many Americans. They also shared what members and Americans from across the nation are saying:  “It’s very important that we protect Medicare …

You’ve Earned a Say!

Today 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

As 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

Hey 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

The 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!

Thanks 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 …