Make Social Security a 2016 Campaign Issue

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work As the 2016 presidential campaign season heats up in the state with the first-in-the-nation caucuses, AARP is engaging candidates and voters in discussions on how to strengthen Social Security. One venue for these conversations is the Iowa State Fair, one of the largest summer gatherings in the country. AARP Iowa has a booth at the fair, which runs Aug. 13-23, coinciding with the 80th anniversary of Social Security. Almost 1 in 5 Iowans receive Social Security benefits. On average, Iowa …

AARP Welcomes Brena Corona to State Executive Council

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Brena Corona of West Des Moines, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers who provide leadership to support accomplishment of AARP’s state and national priorities. Corona brings a wide range of volunteer and professional experiences in leadership, planning, educating and organizing to the 10-member volunteer board. A retired elementary school teacher, she has taught in Texas, Kansas and Iowa, including bilingual education. Corona earned a Bachelor …

AARP Welcomes Joseph Marquart to State Executive Council

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Volunteering AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Joseph Marquart of Cedar Falls, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers who provides leadership to support accomplishment of AARP’s state and national priorities. Marquart brings a wide range of volunteer and professional experience to the 10-member volunteer board. A healthcare human resources executive with more than 40 years’ experience, Marquart has led organizational development and human resources for hospitals and health systems in Iowa, Florida, …

AARP Iowa Welcomes Dean Pedersen to State Executive Council

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Volunteering AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Dean Pedersen of Cedar Falls, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers that provides leadership in many areas that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within the state. Pedersen attend the University of Northern Iowa where he received a BA in Political Science teaching and minor in United States History. He served in the U.S. army in Europe from 1972 until 1975. Pedersen spent 30 …

AARP Delivers Thousands of Signed Petitions to IA Senate District Offices and U.S. Department of Labor

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy Petitions Urge Leaders to Push for Better Retirement Investment Standard Preparing for a Congressional hearing this week, AARP Iowa volunteers delivered nearly 6,000 petitions from Iowans to Iowa Senate District offices during the Memorial Day Recess, and on Tuesday, AARP delivered more than 33,000 petitions including signatures from Iowans and residents from every state to the U.S. Department of Labor all in support of creating a higher standard to prevent conflicts of interest in retirement advice. “While a number of …

AARP Day at the Ballpark Events Planned for July in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events AARP members are invited to bring the family and join AARP staff, volunteers and members for “AARP Day at the Ballpark”  at two Iowa stadiums this July. Member baseball fans and their guests will be able to take advantage of ticket deals at in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, meet AARP Iowa state team members at an AARP table on the concourse at each stadium, learn more about what AARP is doing in their community, and pick up their free …