Nancy LeaMond

Nancy A. LeaMond

Nancy LeaMond is the chief advocacy and engagement officer for AARP, widely seen as one of the most powerful advocacy organizations. Leading its government affairs and legislative campaigns, she has the responsibility of driving the organization’s social mission on behalf of Americans 50-plus and their families. She also manages public education, volunteerism, multicultural outreach and engagement, and she directs major AARP initiatives that include supporting family caregivers through advocacy, education and innovative programs, and expanding AARP’s local footprint in communities across the country.
Did you know that by 2030, one out of five Americans – about 78 million people – will be age 65 and older? That’s up from about one in eight in 2000. This demographic shift will impact all U.S. states, cities, and communities. In fact, between 2019 and 2024, each of America’s 200 largest cities…
On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.  Today, 85 years later, the program is the bedrock of retirement security in America.  And, the economic freefall caused by the coronavirus pandemic puts a spotlight on how crucial Social Security is for both…
When the coronavirus swept into the United States earlier this year, millions of Americans lost their jobs, were put on unpaid leave, or were sent home to work remotely. Now, with states reopening despite continued spread of the virus, many are facing a difficult dilemma: risk their health by going…
As each day passes, the devastating impact that the pandemic is having on Americans who live and work in nursing homes and other care facilities is becoming more and more clear. According to news reports, more than 16,000 COVID-19 deaths -- about a quarter of the national total -- have been…
As COVID-19 continues to take a toll on communities across the country, AARP is more committed than ever to hearing from and addressing the concerns of Americans age 50 and up. We are connecting with older adults through our call center, social media channels, and well-attended national and state…
Now more than ever, older Americans are counting on AARP to fight for their health and economic security. The coronavirus crisis is putting older Americans and their families at risk, straining our health care system, and upending our economy as well as people’s personal finances. At this time of…
Everywhere we turn, we see advice from doctors and public health experts about protecting yourself from the coronavirus and what to do if you start showing symptoms. But what if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans with a loved one who depends on you for care? For family caregivers,…
These are anything but ordinary times. The coronavirus pandemic threatens the health of millions around the world and is upending how we work, how our children learn, and what we do to stay connected with friends and family, relax, and have fun. In this rapidly changing environment, I can tell you…
Family caregiving is no longer a personal issue—it is now a bipartisan public policy issue. We’ve been saying it since 2017, but if you’re still not convinced, we’d like to bring several states’ legislative agendas to your attention. In the 2020 legislative session, we have seen a notable upswing…
The January/February issue of the AARP Bulletin features a cover story on a pressing and pervasive issue for older Americans – age discrimination in the workplace. More than 50 years after Congress passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, older workers continue to face age-related bias on…
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