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AARP Statement in Response to Sanders Mailing

Des Moines, January 26, 2106 -- In response to the Sanders campaign mailing featuring AARP and the Association's Take A Stand campaign, AARP does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.

While we have encouraged the presidential candidates to lay out their plans to update Social Security, AARP did not authorize the Sanders campaign to mention AARP or use the AARP logo, and we did not participate in its production.

We have a proud 30-year 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's Take A Stand campaign is pressing all candidates to lay out their plan to make Social Security financially sound for future generations.  Yet in the last two debates, candidates either dodged the issue or spoke in soundbites not specifics.

*    We urge all presidential candidates to talk with voters about the future of Social Security at upcoming debates and other forums.

*    We also encourage our members and all Americans to ask questions so they understand what the candidates SS plans mean for them and their families.

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