Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community,  But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community, But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP From the tragic 1955 death of Emmett Till to the Montgomery bus boycott to civil rights battles of the 1960s and even to the issues of unequal justice in 2014, civil rights leaders say the Black Church has remained a headquarters for healing, rejuvenation and planning. “It remains our oasis in the desert. It remains our spiritual reservoir. It remains the most independent organization controlled by Black people. It even …

Social Media Could Make New Strides for Civil Rights

Social Media Could Make New Strides for Civil Rights

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP If the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom had used Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Instagram and other social media to draw people to Washington, D.C., what would have been different about that great gathering on the Mall of the U. S Capital? That question kicked off a Martin Luther King holiday forum discussion that grew from what could have happened with social media to ways that …

Leadership Principles of Civil Rights Leaders Offer Guidelines for the Future

Leadership Principles of Civil Rights Leaders Offer Guidelines for the Future

Posted on 02/10/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP When AARP CEO A. Barry Rand and his wife met the revered South Africa President Nelson Mandela in 1994, the first thing that Dr. Rand said he noticed about his demeanor was the “quiet dignity” that he exuded. In a statement upon his death, Rand also described the beloved Madiba’s “strong conviction, inspiring confidence, the wisdom of his years and experiences, and a strong moral character.” Dr. Rand concluded, “He …

78th Anniversary of Social Security

78th Anniversary of Social Security

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Advocacy       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2013   CONTACT: Chad Horrell 302-498-6503 chorrell@aarp.org   AARP Delaware Marks Social Security’s 78th Anniversary Noting Social Security’s importance to millions of Americans including about 172,000 Delawareans. AARP continues work to protect and strengthen the program.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of about $15,000 to approximately 172,000 Delawareans. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy …

 Protecting Manufactured Homeowners in Delaware

Protecting Manufactured Homeowners in Delaware

Posted on 07/25/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Advocacy         Delaware State Legislature passes Senate Bill 33 to protect Manufactured Homeowners   Wilmington, DE – AARP Delaware applauds the Delaware State Legislature for passing Senate Bill 33, relating to manufactured homes and communities. AARP supported the bill as it moved through the legislative process. Manufactured housing is an affordable and accessible option to allow Delawareans to successfully age in place.   According to the bill, if a manufactured home community landowner desires to raise the rent …

AARP Supports Legislation to Crack Down on Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Advocacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013 CONTACT: Allyson Funk @allyfunk or @AARPmedia 202-434-2560 or media@aarp.org                                                                                    AARP Supports Legislation to Crack Down on Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid  WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, AARP sent the following letter in support of the newly proposed Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare Expenditures (PRIME) Act, legislation that seeks to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. June 5, 2013 Dear Senators Carper and Coburn/Dear Representatives …