Social Security Celebrates 81 Years!

Today, Social Security turns 81 years old. That’s a birthday we celebrate with pride — and I hope you take a minute to sign our birthday card! But it’s also a timely reminder that action is needed. If our leaders fail to update Social Security, future retirees could face benefit cuts of nearly 25 percent. Think about that! A cut that large would send shock waves around the country. It would hurt millions of people and push many into poverty. …

Fighting for You on the Front Lines

AARP Opens Field Offices in Seven States During the past week, I was excited to see our Take a Stand field offices in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia host inaugural activities to officially kick off their efforts to get candidates to take a stand on Social Security during this high-profile election season. It was great having hundreds of AARP volunteers, community leaders and state staff join together for productive discussions on why Social Security is essential …

Trump Fared Best Among Older Voters to Win 4 of 5 Primaries

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump got his strongest support from older voters to help him win four of the five Republican primaries on March 15. Trump took between 38 and 49 percent of the vote from those 65 and older in the five states. His support from voters 18 to 29 ranged from 26 to 39 percent. With each age group, his best showing was in Missouri and his smallest share of the vote was in Ohio, according to exit polls …

Correct the Record on Social Security

It’s time to set the record straight on Donald Trump and Social Security. The leading Republican candidate has yet to come out with a real plan, and the clock is ticking. Recently on ABC’s “This Week”, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tried to defend Trump and direct attention elsewhere:  “No one else has a plan on Social Security,” Christie claimed. “So why aren’t we testing all these other candidates, as well?…” With all due respect, Christie’s remarks were misleading. Since …

Older Voters Back Front-Runners, but Clinton Slips in Michigan

Older voters strongly favored Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Michigan and Mississippi presidential primaries, as the party front-runners increased their delegate count. But Clinton’s share of voters 45 and older fell in Michigan, compared to her results in some other states. That allowed Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to narrowly win Michigan’s Democratic primary, propelled by his continued strong showing from younger voters, according to exit polls by the National Election Pool. Trump ran strongly with …

Older Voters Back Trump in Most Super Tuesday States

Older voters continued to play a decisive role in the 2016 GOP presidential campaign on Super Tuesday, bolstering Donald Trump in states where he had his best showings and siding with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to help him win his home state as well as Oklahoma. Winning seven of the 11 states that cast votes in Republican contests on March 1, Trump got his biggest boost from voters 65 and older and ran well among those 45 to 64, …