— Politicians are not likely to make plans to update Social Security unless voters ask them to do so. That’s why AARP opened an office in Des Moines—to serve as a hub for efforts to hold presidential and congressional candidates accountable for explaining how they would keep Social Security financially sound for current and future generations. In a recent AARP survey, more than 9 in 10 Iowa caucusgoers of all ages and across party lines said it’s important that the next …

— We’re heading into the home stretch of the 2016 election and while we’ve had our first 90 minute prime time presidential debate, the all-important issue of Social Security received ZERO airtime. It’s time to take advantage of the media buzz surrounding the upcoming Vice Presidential Debate and get our voices heard; It’s time to use the power of Social Media to let the candidates know that we won’t stand for one more second of #SocialSecuritySilence; It’s time to eat some …

— AARP is teaming with the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis to present a Vice Presidential watch party and Social Security policy discussion on October 4 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Fox-Clark Forum in Hillman Hall on the Danforth Campus located at the corner of Forsyth Blvd. and Hoyt Drive. AARP Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director David Certner will participate in the Social Security policy discussion and will be joined by …

— Hempstead, NY — “Americans who are working hard and paying into Social Security were the real losers at tonight’s debate,” AARP Senior Vice President, Campaigns, John Hishta said. “In this issueless campaign, the debate was the best chance for voters to get real answers on how the presidential candidates would keep Social Security strong for future generations.  If our leaders don’t commit to act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 per year. “The failure of Mr. Holt to ask …

— 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 …

— AARP New Hampshire invites you, your family and friends to Taste, Test and Take A Stand in Manchester on October 18. Accompanied by a rib-sticking meal of the Puritan Backroom’s famous chicken fingers, you’ll have the chance to connect with other AARP members and learn more about all of the things that we Granite Staters can do to encourage the candidates to Take a Stand to strengthen Social Security for future generations. Covering everything from drafting letters to the editor and …

— 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 …

— 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 Launches New Ads, Sponsors Debates, Urges Social Security Question AARP has launched a new Take A Stand ad campaign calling on the presidential candidates to do their job and commit to take action to keep Social Security strong for future generations. The digital and TV campaign is centered on the three presidential debates on Sept. 26, Oct. 9 and 19, which AARP is sponsoring as part of the Take A Stand campaign The TV ads will run on national cable …

— Recently, AARP Georgia hosted a Financial Forum featuring several elected officials, with over 200 people in attendance. The event kicked off with State Senator Charlie Bethel discussing the importance of financial security and saving for retirement and his related work at the state level. This was followed by an overview of AARP’s Take A Stand campaign, offered by June Lyle, AARP Regional Vice President. Finally, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Tom Price then talked in-depth about challenges to …