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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.
On Saturday, South Carolina took its turn in the political spotlight as host of the “First in the South” Republican primary, following prior contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
Caregivers lose an average of $237,000 in earnings over their lifetime, according to a recent study, but policies like paid caregiving leave and caregiver tax credits can help.
Last week, I had the opportunity to gather with businesses and non-profit leaders, academics, media members and other key stakeholders for a candid conversation about the retirement savings gap and how to ensure American workers have access to a secure retirement.
New legislation would provide up to $5,000 tax credit to eligible caregivers
All eyes were on New Hampshire this past Tuesday as more than 300,000 Republican Granite Staters packed into polling places and waited in line to participate in the “first in the nation” primary. This year’s contest set a record for turnout, surpassing 2016 figures.
The 2024 presidential nominating contests officially kicked off this week with Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Close to 110,000 Iowans gathered in school gyms and auditoriums, community centers, and libraries to hear speeches from each candidates’ supporters and then cast their ballots. Former President…
Every day, millions of Americans are feeling the weight of inflation. The cost of necessities such as food, housing, healthcare, and transportation are all on the rise, and people’s dollars just aren’t keeping up with the cost of living. In fact, recent AARP research finds that 41% of adults aged…
The 2024 election season is right around the corner. And while there are many pressing issues weighing on all of our minds right now, affordable, accessible, quality health care tops the list for many – especially for older Americans.
After years of AARP advocacy, health policymakers are finally starting to acknowledge the importance of the nation's 48 million unpaid family caregivers.
An intergenerational art project promotes safe streets in Tallahassee, Florida. A fleet of three-wheel bikes helps older adults to get around in Washington, Indiana. A bus is converted into a wheelchair-accessible greenhouse, adding a touch of beauty in Laramie, Wyoming.
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