Attorney General Election Primary June 24

Attorney General Election Primary June 24

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Maryland will choose a new attorney general this year. AARP Maryland urges voters to educate themselves about the candidates and cast a ballot in the June 24 primary election. The attorney general enforces laws dealing with fraud and consumer protection—and appoints the people’s counsel to represent residential customers before the Public Service Commission. Voters age 50 or older are a powerful force in Maryland. Exit polls show two-thirds of voters in the state’s 2012 GOP presidential primary were 50-plus, as …

Volunteering with AARP Maryland can open up boundless opportunities!

We Want YOU! Nine Ways to Connect with AARP Maryland

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy “The human contribution is the essential ingredient.” -Ethyl Percy Andrus, founder of AARP You might be surprised at how many different ways there are to volunteer with AARP in Maryland! Here are nine great examples of how you can connect with us: Register for our FREE Volunteer Welcome Workshop on 4/1!  1) Do you strike up conversations with strangers everywhere you go? You might just be an Outreach Emissary. AARP Maryland Emissaries work collaboratively with AARP members, chapters, the public …

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 …

AARP Maryland Brings Volunteers to Annapolis for Lobby Day

AARP Maryland Brings Volunteers to Annapolis for Lobby Day

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy Members to Attend Hearings on Retirement Savings and Caregiving FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR INTERVIEW, CONTACT: Tresa Ballard: (410) 370-5305 or tballard@aarp.org Baltimore – AARP MD will testify today on several bills in the House and Senate on important issues for Marylanders 50+. Areas include retirement savings and security, caregiving and raising the state’s tobacco tax. In addition to testimony by State Director Hank Greenberg and Advocacy Director Tammy Bresnahan, AARP members in red AARP t- shirts will fill meeting rooms …

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 …