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— AARP believes every presidential candidate should let the voters know where they stand on Social Security–which is why we’ve launched a 2016 election accountability campaign called Take a Stand, which demands on behalf of voters everywhere that those running for president take a stand on how they’ll preserve Social Security.   AARP expects every presidential candidate to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound so that current and future generations can receive the benefits they’ve earned. “Our …

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—   Have we got an exciting announcement today! For too long, jobless Illinoisans suffered with denied or reduced unemployment benefits simply because they had reached the age of 62 or older, and were receiving the Social Security benefits to which they were entitled. Illinois was the last state in the nation still enforcing an outdated law that punished older workers. To correct that, the General Assembly today took swift action, passing House Bill 1285 by a vote of 110-0.   …

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— In a state whose first-in-the-nation primaries give momentum to the winners, AARP is asking presidential candidates how they would update Social Security to guarantee benefits for generations to come. AARP is seeking detailed plans from candidates of both parties as they crisscross New Hampshire, Iowa and other states with early primaries and caucuses. “With the nation’s eyes and ears focused on campaigns here, we hope to spark a robust debate about how the candidates can make the program financially sound …

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— Does your candidate have a plan? Watch AARP Live and Join the Conversation! Presidential candidates want our votes for the highest office in the land, but where do they stand on one of America’s greatest promises—Social Security? Do they have a plan? Most candidates are talking about the future of Social Security, but who has a real plan? Today, one in six Americans receive Social Security – it’s a lifeline for millions of retirees, disabled workers, widows, widowers and children. On …

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— Because of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, Presidential candidates make frequent visits to New Hampshire towns and cities. And when they do—AARP New Hampshire volunteers are right there meeting and greeting candidates and making sure they know how important Social Security is to older adults across the country. For the 2016 primaries, AARP New Hampshire is asking Presidential candidates to “Take a Stand” on their plans to update Social Security. AARP expects every Presidential candidate to lay out their plans to …

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— Tuesday, November 3rd was election day and the business of state government slowed this week while the results are analyzed.  Let’s join the crowd. Pennsylvanians voted in three Statewide Judicial elections this year with one of the elections being for three seats on the Supreme Court.  The Democratic candidates won all the elections; of the last 14 positions available in statewide elections, the Democratic candidates have won 12 (the two Republican victories were for Superior Court seats in 2011 and …

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— In keeping with our 30- year tradition of issue-oriented voter engagement, AARP has launched “Take a Stand,” a campaign to urge all Presidential candidates to offer their plans to update Social Security to put it on sound financial ground for future generations. Social Security is a promise that’s been kept for 80 years—but in order to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees will …

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— It’s Better Late than Never to prepare for retirement. Whether you’re still working, retired, or preparing for that encore career, AARP’s Better Late than Never Lunch-and-Learn Series will offer you tips on taking charge of your financial future. Where do you see yourself in the future?  What do you need to get there?  Bring a spouse, partner or friend and join us for an interactive 60-minute program with a certified financial planner.  Lunch is on us.  (This is an educational event, …

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— With the state’s Feb. 1 presidential caucus on the horizon, AARP Iowa volunteers have hit the political trail. They are meeting with candidates at coffee shops and local rallies to ask, if elected, how the candidates would put Social Security on stable footing for future generations. Meanwhile, the AARP state office is keeping Social Security in the spotlight by hosting candidate forums and posting candidates’ positions online. “Every four years, the ears of the nation listen to presidential hopefuls in …

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— Once again there was little progress toward resolving the state budget impasse in Harrisburg so we turn to Washington, DC for the big news of the week… The House and Senate passed a federal budget agreement which prevents a government shutdown and raises the United States’ debt ceiling, enabling the federal government to continue to meet its financial obligations. President Obama has pledged to sign this budget agreement as soon as it reaches his desk.   What this means for …