— Thanks to the more than 4,500 Iowa State Fair goers who stopped by the AARP Take A Stand booth to show their support for the future of Social Security during our celebration of Social Security’s 81st anniversary. Special thanks to the more than 80 AARP Iowa volunteers who manned the booth from 9 am to 9 pm throughout the 11-day fair, meeting and greeting members and the more than one million visitors from across Iowa and around the country who came …

— Iowans are invited to attend an upcoming Social Security solutions forum in their community this fall to discuss the importance of Social Security to the economic security of Iowans for generations to come. In June, the Social Security Trustees reported that trust fund reserves will be exhausted in 2034 resulting in across-the-board benefit cuts of nearly 25 percent for 1.8 million Iowans if Congress fails to act. “Doing nothing is not an option,” said AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern. …

— As the largest representative of older voters in the state, it can be tempting to imply that AARP supports a particular party or candidate.  AARP has a proud history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day. AARP is strictly non-partisan AARP was not aware of, nor does it have any involvement with, any political campaign …

— As kids we spent many long hours in our neighborhood playing games of kick the can. One of the main goals in the game (if you were “it”) was to protect the can from other players, while also looking for hidden players and calling them out. Now, as mid-life adults, we are too preoccupied with life to think about the kick the can game or even the symbolic “can” for our generation: Social Security. As a society, continuing to “kick …

— AARP Florida News   For Immediate Release Aug. 23, 2016 Media Contact: Victoria Funes, (305) 775-6944, vfunes@aarp.org   Survey Shows Women Voters Strongly Favor Plan to Allow Family Caregivers to Claim Credit for Time Away From Work When Calculating Social Security Benefits    St. Petersburg, Fla. — Florida women voters overwhelmingly favor fast action to update Social Security and keep it strong for their children and grandchildren, according to a new AARP poll of women voters nationwide and in Florida. …

— 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 …