AARP: Use of Association’s Name, Logo in Florida 2nd Congressional District Political Ads Not Authorized

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy   St. Petersburg, Fla. – Today, after learning of its name and logo appearing in campaign ads attacking Congressman Steve Southerland in the race for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, AARP Florida issued the following statement by State Director Jeff Johnson: “AARP Florida does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates,” Johnson said.  “AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in campaign ads paid for by a national organization and now running in …

Temas importantes para los votantes mayores

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Por Tom Scherberger El electorado de Florida elegirá entre muchos candidatos en las elecciones del 4 de noviembre: a gobernador, vicegobernador y tres cargos en el gabinete; a los 120 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes estatal y 20 del Senado estatal; y los 27 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. El resultado tendrá un efecto directo sobre problemas de importancia crucial para los adultos mayores de Florida. Ningún otro estado tiene mayor concentración de residentes de 65 …

Important Issues for Older Voters

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy By Tom Scherberger Florida voters will choose from a host of candidates in the Nov. 4 election: for governor, lieutenant governor and three Cabinet posts; for all 120 state House and 20 state Senate seats; and for all 27 U.S. House seats. The outcome will have a direct impact on issues of critical importance to older Floridians. No other state has a higher concentration of residents 65 and older—17.6 percent. Eckerd College political science professor Tony Brunello said he expects …

Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Voters age 50-plus are a political and economic powerhouse in Florida, and the AARP state office aims to help them make an informed choice for governor. AARP has produced a Florida voters guide comparing candidates’ stands on key issues, and will cosponsor a televised debate Oct. 15 with Leadership Florida, a nonprofit organization. Florida has the largest percentage of adults age 65-plus in the country. And older Floridians vote: More than half of those who turned out for the 2012 general …

AARP Florida informs voters on key 2014 issues

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy It started months ago – a relentless barrage of negative TV ads, where each side in the 2014 elections attacks the other.  Add in constant partisan chatter elsewhere on TV, and voters can face a big challenge separating the spin and the substance. That’s why AARP Florida is providing voters 50+ with accurate information on a broad range of issues.  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership association that does not endorse candidates for any elective or appointive office, nor does …

AARP survey: Voters 50+ worried about finances, economy

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy AARP SURVEY: MOST FLORIDA VOTERS 50+ SAY INCOMES FALLING BEHIND INFLATION; HALF SAY THEY HAVE OR WILL POSTPONE RETIREMENT TO SAVE MORE New survey shows non-retired Florida voters worried about financial future, strongly in favor of more help for family caregivers; most say they have or will be caregivers St. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As Florida’s November elections approach, Florida voters age 50+ are worried about their finances, with nearly six in 10 saying their incomes are falling behind the cost …