FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 23, 2020
Dave Bruns, AARP Florida
St. Petersburg, Fla. — AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today in response to Union 2020’s citation of AARP, the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and misleading statements about AARP in a mailer sent to Florida voters:
“AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of Union 2020’s mailer sent to Florida voters. Further, the mailer includes the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and uses AARP’s statements in a misleading way. AARP has a proud 34-year history of nonpartisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage Floridians to find out where the candidates stand on the issues they care about so they can make their own decisions in this election.”
AARP Florida has issued similar statements on political ads twice so far this election season.
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