— Join us for an AARP Idaho town meeting with Senator Mike Crapo You’re invited to join us for a telephone town hall meeting with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. This live and interactive call is your opportunity to ask the Senator questions via telephone on the national debt, budget, Social Security, Medicare or other issues. The hour long conversation begins at 6:10 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, August 24th. Participants can join dialing toll free                         (877) 229-8493 and entering …

— With just 77 days to go until the 2016 election, AARP New Hampshire had yet another high octane week of on the campaign trail. From high profile candidate events, to a one-two punch of stellar coverage in the press, this past week was another one for the record books. We kicked things off with back-to-back volunteer engagement events in Nashua and Manchester, where attendees had a chance to learn more about #TakeAStand’s road map for 2016, and write some letters …

— The Social Security and Women Summit luncheon was held yesterday at Chicago’s Union League Club. It was a joint venture between AARP and the National Committee designed to bring awareness to the importance of safeguarding Social security’s future by finding commonsense, non-partisan solutions to update the program.   Speakers included Romina Boccia – fiscal and economic expert at The Heritage Foundation, Nancy LeaMond – AARPs Community, State & National Affairs Leader, Max Richtman – President and CEO of the National …

— Women voters in Ohio have a message for the presidential candidates: Tell us more about your plans for Social Security. A lot more. And I would add one more point: Political leaders should act now to update the program. It’s time to stop kicking the Social Security can down the road. Those are some highlights from a new AARP survey in Ohio of likely women voters age 50 and up. A few more: • 73% want the next president and …

— Battleground state women voters want action RICHMOND _ Eighty-one years after the program was signed into law, a new analysis conducted by AARP shows that 4.5 million Virginia workers who are paying into Social Security today could lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act, and women voters want something done about it.   At a forum on Social Security in Chicago today, AARP leaders released results of a new poll of likely battleground state …

— After he’d had a chance to read our first two volunteer profiles, AARP member Lloyd Farnham had let me know that he would be more than happy to be a part of our next piece. I’d suggested meeting in our Field Office or over coffee at a nearby café, but he was quite adamant about wanting to have the interview in his home. All seemed innocent at first. But as I walked through the front door of his Concord home, …

— Boise, ID — New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 806,000 Idaho workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, in June, the Social Security Trustees reported that the trust fund would run dry in 2034. After that time, across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take …

— While lesser campaigns might be tuckered out after our breakneck week covering The Donald, Take A Stand New Hampshire proved once again that we New Englanders are as sturdy as Robert Frost’s backyard fence. We hit the ground running on Monday with a sweet ice cream social at Arnie’s Place in Concord. On Tuesday, we took a trip up to the AARP NH State Office to lend a hand with an interactive Tele-Town Hall featuring our esteemed Governor Maggie Hassan. …

— Program Vital to Virginians’ Financial Security Because Social Security is critical to Virginians’ financial security, AARP Virginia will participate in the Second Annual Senior Safety Day at First Baptist Church of Richmond from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.   More than 300 people—the maximum capacity—are registered to attend the event, which is presented by the Senior Center of Greater Richmond, the Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring and the First Baptist Church of Richmond. The …

— Join AARP for its Take A Stand tour. AARP will visit Fruita, Aurora, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo this year and you are invited to attend at a location near you to discuss state and federal legislative priorities with AARP Colorado staff and volunteers throughout the month of September. Why Take A Stand? If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in Social Security benefits. Doing nothing is not an option. That’s why AARP …