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— As a presidential campaign battleground state and host to the Republican National Convention, Ohio has an opportunity to put the spotlight on candidates. AARP staff and volunteers are crisscrossing the state, urging candidates to explain their plans to keep Social Security in top financial shape and to take a leadership role on the issue. “We are at the center of the political universe this summer,” said Luke Russell, AARP state manager of advocacy and communications. “It’s a prime opportunity to …

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— With key U.S. Senate and congressional races heating up for the November elections, AARP will be at the state fair in Springfield, Aug. 11-21, engaging thousands of people in urging candidates to explain their plans to keep Social Security strong for current and future generations. “People who have worked hard and paid into Social Security deserve to know how candidates will ensure the benefits they’ve earned will keep up with inflation and continue to provide a secure source of income …

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— AARP invites you and a guest to our Take A Stand macaroni and cheese luncheon in our Manchester office on Wednesday July 6th at 11:30am. Accompanied by a warm and hearty lunch from Mr.Mac’s, you’ll have the chance to connect with other AARP members, learn more about our efforts to preserve Social Security, and discover ways that you can take advantage of one of our exciting volunteer opportunities. As the 2016 election cycle heats up, AARP’s Take A Stand campaign will …

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— The AARP Fraud Watch Network Scam Alert for June 29, 2016.  Scammers often try to get personal information over the phone by pretending to help with applications for Social Security disability benefits. Even if you haven’t started an application, you could be contacted. These fraudsters are taking a shot, hoping you have started an application, and that you’ll give them personal information when they call. They might ask you to give or confirm your Social Security number or bank account …

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— 6/29 SCAM ALERT: Scammers are trying to get personal information by pretending to help with applications for Social Security disability benefits. Even if you haven’t started an application, you could be contacted. These fraudsters are taking a shot, hoping you have started an application, and that you’ll give them personal information when they call. They might ask you to give or confirm your Social Security number or bank account numbers. Don’t fall for it! Never give your Social Security number …

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— A real life ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Donna Mangold spent her career on the bustling factory floors of manufacturing plants throughout the country. Over the course of decades in the workforce, Donna’s efforts contributed to the fabrication of everything from industrial printers and paint sprayers, to dialysis machines and surgical heart-lung pumps; the sort of equipment that some may take for granted – while subconsciously counting on to make everyday life possible.  Much like her current stint in campaign life with …

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— AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey offers this statement about Brexit and financial security: “The coming weeks will bring many questions about how this will impact the broader global economy – and the US economy in particular – especially those invested in the markets with 401ks and other retirement plans. “Market volatility prompted by events like this should remind us of the intense need for our leaders to take substantive action to strengthen Social Security.  In the end, Social …

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— Media Contact: Ajla Subasic Social Media Strategist asubasic@aarp.org AARP Take a Stand Opens Office Headquarters in Florida St. Petersburg, Fla. — On Wednesday, June 29, AARP will officially open its Take a Stand Florida Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami, to serve as a base for its staff and volunteers. Community leaders and policy makers will be present at the opening along with AARP representatives and volunteers. Through its Take a Stand campaign, AARP is fighting to ensure that …

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— AARP and Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)* will present a free workshop on July 13 in Grand Island to help people prepare financially for retirement. The popular program, now in its third year, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St. Refreshments will be provided.   There is no cost for this event but registration is required. RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 toll free. The session will review what soon-to-be-retirees …

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— AARP Florida Take a Stand has some exciting news for you! We’re kicking off summer 2016 in a big way with the opening of our three Florida headquarters. Our staff and volunteers have been on the ground and working diligently across the state for months, and now we are inviting you to come out and see what all the excitement is about.  Join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, as we host a grand opening of …