AARP Educates and Encourages Americans to Vote with New “Raise Your Voice” Smart Speaker App

The midterm elections are some 25 days away. And there are now 54 million smart speakers in the U.S. with more being purchased each day. In response, AARP has an innovative new “Raise Your Voice” smart speaker app designed to increase civic engagement of voters age 50 and older. The voice-enabled speaker skill, available on Amazon Alexa and Google Home, provides users with information and support on various advocacy issues including Social Security, Medicare and caregiving. It also assists users …

Driving toward the Future

Last week, AARP hosted an event with POLITICO at the Detroit Auto Show. The topic: Driverless cars and the Future of Mobility. Now, if you’re wondering why AARP sponsored a panel that sounds more like the Jetsons than the Golden Girls . . . the answer is pretty simple. Having safe, affordable transportation options is essential to live independently, whatever your age. And, since driverless cars are coming sooner than you might think, AARP is working to make sure that …

The Power of the 50+ Voter

“The polls got it wrong.” We hear this a lot when election outcomes don’t match pre-vote predictions.  But what about the exit polls – the Election Day surveys that pollsters and pundits use to tell us what really happened? Turns out, there is a lot those tallies miss – particularly when it comes to older voters. AARP commissioned an analysis by Echelon Insights of how many people in different age groups actually voted last November using what campaign pros call …

AARP’s Health Care Roundup July 27, 2017

As the Senate plans to vote on the so-called “skinny” health care repeal bill, AARP continues its strong opposition to all of the health care repeal bills, which would ultimately result in higher costs and less coverage for older Americans. Here is our most recent activity surrounding the health care repeal bills: AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond’s Statement on “Skinny” Health Care Bill Huffington Post —Who Is Your Senator More Afraid Of: Mitch McConnell Or AARP? The Hill “Congress …

AARP Issues Statement on Recent Senate Vote to Proceed on Health Care Bill

In response to Tuesday’s Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement: “AARP is disheartened that a majority of Senators voted to move forward on a bill that would devastate millions of Americans. Today’s vote means the Senate is one step closer to passing legislation that will price gouge people over age 50 …

Deb Whitman on How Much Older Americans Contribute in Taxes for HuffPo

AARP’s own Executive Vice President Debra Whitman and Maxim Shvedov took on a taxing topic in the Huffington Post as we all faced deadlines to file with the IRS this week. Whether you owe money to the government or have some coming back to you, this insightful read about how much older Americans contribute in taxes may give you a moment to make some sense of this filing season. Read more:  Tax Day Special: How Much of the Income Tax …