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AARP Take a Stand Opens Office Headquarters in Florida

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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 hard working Americans get the Social Security benefits they’ve earned.  AARP Florida Take a Stand staff and volunteers have already begun working diligently across the state.

“Being that we have the nation’s highest percentage of adults ages 65-plus, Florida has a huge stake in the future of Social Security,” AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said. “Until now, Social Security hasn’t been a central part of the discussion during elections.  It’s time for that to change.”

“We at AARP are extremely excited to open three offices and bring on fifteen new staff members focused on Take a Stand,” said Lance Orchid, Florida Take a Stand Field Director. “These offices will be hubs for all Floridians who want to ensure Social Security is around for our kids and grandkids.”

The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served.

WHO:
AARP Florida Take a Stand

WHAT:
AARP is opening its Florida Take a Stand headquarters in St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 29, 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
St. Petersburg
400 Carillon Pkwy, #100
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Orlando
940 Centre Circle, Suite 2000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Miami
5725 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33328

WHY:
It’s a promise that’s been kept for generations. You pay into Social Security, you get the benefits you earned. But to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century.  More than 4.2 million Floridians receive Social Security benefits, many of whom rely on Social Security as their only source of income. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up $10,000 a year. Every year our leaders wait and do nothing, finding a solution grows more difficult.

For nearly 60 years, AARP has been fighting for Social Security, guided by our principles and our commitment to keep the promise for future generations. Fighting to ensure that hard working Americans who pay into Social Security get the benefits they’ve earned. With Take A Stand, we will keep working to make sure Social Security is solvent and strong.

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50 + educators; and our website,
www.aarp.org . AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

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