AARP Voter Guides: Candidates in Key NYS Senate Race in Own Words on Retirement, Caregiving, Utility, Age-Friendly Issues

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AARP Provides Unbiased Information About Contenders Vying for Votes from State’s Most Powerful Voting Bloc: the 50+ AARP New York has released 2016 Voter Guides for key State Senate races to provide New Yorkers unbiased information on where the candidates stand on issues important to the 50+. The guides provide the candidates’ positions in their own words on helping New Yorkers save for retirement, protecting utility consumers, supporting family caregivers and making communities age-friendly. Voters 50 and older accounted for …

AARP Delivers 10,400+ Petitions to Schumer, Long to ‘Take A Stand,’ Commit to Update Social Security

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Social Security Faces Nearly 25% Benefits Cut by 2034 Without Action NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP delivered over 10,400 petitions to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York and his Republican challenger, Wendy Long, this week urging each to commit to working with the new Congress and presidential administration to update Social Security for the 21st Century if elected. AARP Associate State Director Chris Widelo, accompanied by AARP volunteers, presented the petitions signed by residents across New York to a Schumer …

Erie Gen Xers, Boomers Struggle With Basics, Unprepared for Retirement: Siena Survey

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Vast Majority Haven’t Done Basic Retirement Planning; Gen Xers Favor Trump, Boomers Clinton on Social Security, Retirement; Time Ripe for Leaders to Act Erie County Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are struggling to afford basic necessities such as food and utilities, and they’re massively unprepared for retirement – with just a quarter having done basic planning while 63% worry often about having enough money to retire. That’s according to a new AARP New York-Siena College telephone survey of 611 Erie …

Siena NY Gen X & Boomer Survey: Middle Class Retirement Becoming an Illusion

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Big Majorities Favor Clinton Over Trump on Social Security, Retirement; NYers Struggling With Necessities; Time Ripe for Leaders to Find Solutions ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s middle class is struggling to afford basic necessities as retirement is becoming an illusion for them, with Generation Xers even worse off than Baby Boomers. That’s according to a new statewide Siena College telephone survey of 806 New Yorkers age 35 to 70, which found the cost of food is having a serious impact on …

AARP NY: Voters Lose from Silence of Candidates, Moderator on Social Security in First Presidential Debate

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Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP in New York State: HEMPSTEAD, New York — “American voters need and deserve to know more about how the presidential candidates would strengthen Social Security – perhaps the most significant pocketbook issue in the 2016 election. But they didn’t hear a word at the first debate at Hofstra University. “Without action, Social Security benefits will be cut by nearly 25 percent across the board in 2034 – costing some as much as …

Social Security Top Economic Concern for 87% of New York AARP Members

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Association Calls on Clinton, Trump to Detail Their Plans During First Presidential Debate at Hofstra Tonight HEMPSTEAD, New York – Nearly nine of every 10 AARP members in New York rate having Social Security available to them in the future as their top economic concern, AARP New York announced today in calling on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to detail their plans for updating the program during the first presidential debate tonight at Hofstra University. In New York, 87 percent …

Hofstra Presidential Debate: AARP Calls on Clinton, Trump to Address Social Security – Fundamental Pocketbook Issue Facing Nearly 25% Cut

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Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP in New York State: HEMPSTEAD, New York – “Pocketbook issues are critical to American voters, and that’s why AARP is calling on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to detail their plans for strengthening Social Security during their first debate at Hofstra. “Social Security may be the biggest pocketbook issue of all. Some Americans could lose as much as $10,000 a year if benefits are cut as scheduled by nearly 25 percent in …

AARP New York Takes Broadway with “Hamilton”’s Lin-Manuel Miranda

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“Viva Broadway” event celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and leads off star-studded fall lineup of festivals, food, music and more NEW YORK, New York —AARP New York kicked off a fall lineup of entertainment on September 19 with “Viva Broadway,” an intimate conversation with award-winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in partnership with The Broadway league and The New York Times. As Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) begins, Miranda sat down with Times television editor Gilbert Cruz to discuss his wildly …

Long Islanders: Presidential Campaign Needs More Focus on Social Security

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Participants Weigh in on Future of Program at AARP Forum HEMPSTEAD, New York – Long Islanders said the 2016 presidential candidates and campaign need to focus more on Social Security and its future, and they posed questions to experts today at an AARP Community Forum at Hofstra University just 11 days before the university hosts the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign.  Hofstra Executive Dean for Suburban Studies Lawrence Levy and AARP’s Director of Financial Security & Consumer Affairs …

AARP, PULP Cite Lack of Transparency in NY Clean Energy Plan, Seek Analysis of Cost to Consumers

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Groups Ask PSC to Detail Methodology to Determine Impact on Ratepayers of $8 Billion Nuclear Subsidy Plan at Sept. 13 Workshop ALBANY, New York – Citing a lack of transparency, AARP and the Public Utility Law Project of New York (PULP) today asked state utility regulators to detail how they arrived at an estimated $2 per month bill impact on the average New York utility consumer resulting from the clean energy plan approved last month to subsidize upstate nuclear power …