Protect Seniors

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 …

AARP Uses Humor AND Facts in Fight to Protect Seniors

Posted on 06/20/2011 by |Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsGlenn Kessler posted a critique of our new ad on the Washington Post website today, saying that “it turns out this stuff adds up to peanuts in the context of a $3.7 trillion federal budget.”  Yes – AARP is not really suggesting that cutting pickle technology would solve the country’s budget woes.  The point was to get people talking – and use a little humor to do it.  There are billions of dollars in cuts that should be considered before …

Shrimp on treadmills? Or your benefits?

Posted on 06/16/2011 by |Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsHey all!  I wanted to introduce myself – I’m going to be blogging about politics and AARP’s grassroots campaigns.  I’ve been working for about 8 years in the advocacy and non-profit arena – but this is my first time blogging – yay! So, let’s get down to it.  Today AARP launched a new television ad as part of our Protect Seniors campaign.  Take a look and tell us what you think! The ad may have some funny moments (pickle technology?!), …