PHOENIX—AARP Arizona State Director Dana Kennedy released the following statement today in response to Advancing Arizona’s citation of AARP in political advertisements targeting Senator Martha McSally. Advancing Arizona also goes by Honest Arizona, according to news reports. Said Kennedy:
“AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of the advertisement targeting Senator Martha McSally. We encourage Arizonans and all Americans to ask questions so they know where the candidates stand on important issues such as prescription drug prices, Medicare, Social Security and family caregiving.
“We have a proud history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to Arizonans, so they can make their own decisions in 2020. AARP continues monitoring the misuse of its name or logo in any political advertising. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.”
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.