Renewing Our Determination to Update Social Security

People in Washington may hem and haw about Social Security being the third rail of politics. But people outside of Washington want to get something done. That’s why we traveled to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where we had many conversations about Social Security with delegates, elected officials and political operatives over the last few days. And AARP’s Take a Stand campaign left Cleveland with renewed determination to make updating Social Security a bigger part of the presidential debate. …

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 …

Clinton Sweeps Five Primaries, With Big Boost From Older Voters

Hillary Clinton got a big boost from voters 45 and older while sweeping all five Democratic primaries March 15, according to exit polls by the National Election Pool. Voters 65 and older gave Clinton at least two-thirds of their vote in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri. By contrast, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won at least 65 percent from Democratic voters 18 to 29 in the five states. The oldest voters slightly outnumbered youthful voters in each case — …

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 …

You Did It! CNN Presses Candidates on Social Security

Your voices were heard. Last night, CNN Republican debate moderator Jake Tapper responded to the 140,000 AARP members who signed our petition and others who tweeted suggested questions by asking every candidate about their plan for the future of Social Security. Last week, AARP’s Take a Stand campaign delivered petitions to Fox News and CNN urging the networks to ask the candidates a question about how they would update Social Security for future generations. Our AARP Florida team also did …

On Super Tuesday, Older Voters Continue to Support Clinton

Older voters continued to roll up huge majorities for Hillary Clinton in Super Tuesday voting, as she built a clear lead in the Democratic presidential campaign. In six southern states where Clinton won on March 1, she received between 72 and 87 percent of the vote from voters 45 to 64 and 65 and older, with a slightly stronger showing among the oldest voters, according to exit polls from the National Election Pool. She received between 64 and 78 percent …