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AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond was recently named a 2017 Top Lobbyist by The Hill. 
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Today, Social Security turns 81 years old.
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In the next few months America will elect a new president who will take an oath to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution. Th at person will commit to executing the promises made during the campaign, and voters will begin to hold them accountable. For the past year, AARP has been front and…
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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.
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It’s time to set the record straight on Donald Trump and Social Security. The leading Republican candidate has yet to come out with a real plan, and the clock is ticking.
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Taking a stand on Social Security is a true test of presidential leadership. Voters have told us and the presidential candidates they want Social Security to be a top priority for Congress and the next administration.
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In English | Nunca olvidaré cuando asistí a mi primer debate político. Fue en Filadelfia, en los años 80, y se enfrentaban los dos candidatos principales a la vicepresidencia. Yo era un estudiante republicano de Penn State University y tuve la suerte de conseguir un cupo para asistir.
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En español |  I will never forget attending my first political debate. It was in Philadelphia, way back in the 1980s, and the two major candidates for vice president were squaring off. I was a college Republican attending Penn State University and was lucky to get a seat.
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It’s a long road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but the 2016 election has begun. As I sit here after the final totals are being tallied for South Carolina and Nevada, I thought I would share a couple of insights that I’ve learned coming out of the first couple of caucuses and primaries.
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