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 …

AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

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New Federal Rule – and New Draft Rule for Big Cities – Could Help 3M+ Employees in NY Who Now Lack Access to Workplace Savings Plans NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of automatic enrollment retirement savings plans for use by small businesses. AARP New York urged New York State – where over half of all private sector workers lack access …

AARP: Inaction Could Cost Future NY Retirees Nearly 25% of Social Security Check

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Social Security Turns 81 Today; If It’s Not Updated, New Yorkers Could Face Tough Choices on What to do Without NEW YORK, N.Y. — New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 10.4 million workers across New York who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in these cuts is not imminent, in June, …

AARP: Senator Charles Schumer Co-Sponsors Credit for Caring Act of 2016

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Statement on Senator Schumer’s Support of the Credit for Caring Act by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP New York: “AARP New York thanks Senator Charles Schumer for cosponsoring the Credit for Caring Act of 2016 and commends him on his commitment to today’s 40 million family caregivers. “If passed, the Credit for Caring Act (S.2759) would provide a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 for eligible family caregivers who provide financial assistance to their loved ones, while working. …

AARP & PULP: NYS Right to Put Brakes on ESCOs, Protect Utility Consumers

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Consumer Groups Praise Regulators for Moratorium on Energy Service Company Sales to Vulnerable Customers ALBANY, New York – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel and Public Utility Law Project of New York (PULP) Executive Director Richard Berkley issued the following joint statement on the New York State Public Service Commission’s (PSC) order phasing in a moratorium on sales by energy service companies (ESCOs) to low- and fixed-income consumers in New York state over 60 days: “State regulators have taken …