— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Iowa for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is the largest event in the state and one of the oldest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. The 2018 fair runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-19, and about a million people are expected to attend. AARP Iowa welcomes visitors of all ages to its booth in the Varied Industries Building. Visitors can pick up information on voting in the midterm elections, as well as resources for caregiving, fraud prevention and livable …

— Nationwide Campaign Aims to Help Voters Age 50+ Hold Politicians Accountable Today, AARP launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign will provide information on where politicians stand on the issues and help these decisive voters hold politicians accountable for their positions this November. To promote voter engagement throughout Iowa ahead of the June 5 primary, AARP staff and volunteers are travelling to …

— Iowa’s primary elections will be Tuesday, June 5, and every statewide office is up for grabs, with contested primaries in each race. AARP is hosting events across Iowa this month to inform members and their guests about state and federal issues that affect Iowans 50-plus, as well as changes in the state’s voter laws. A new state election law will be in effect for the June primaries. Changes include requiring every voter to show a driver’s license, passport, military ID …

— AARP Iowa Hosting ‘Power of the 50+ Iowa Voter’ Education Programs Across the State in May Iowa’s primary elections take place June 5, 2018, with big decisions awaiting Iowans in key contested state primary races and new election laws in place for the first time in a statewide Iowa election. AARP is hosting program in communities across Iowa throughout May to discuss top state and federal issues that affect Iowans 50-plus, and to inform you of changes to Iowa’s voter …

— Politicians are not likely to make plans to update Social Security unless voters ask them to do so. That’s why AARP opened an office in Des Moines—to serve as a hub for efforts to hold presidential and congressional candidates accountable for explaining how they would keep Social Security financially sound for current and future generations. In a recent AARP survey, more than 9 in 10 Iowa caucusgoers of all ages and across party lines said it’s important that the next …

— Day five on the Caucus trail, and AARP Iowa Volunteers continue to travel across the state attending events for all candidates. Recently, the candidates have begun to recognize AARP’s #TakeAStand, red T-Shirts. According to Carly Fiorina, “It’s working.” The week’s not over yet, and AARP Iowa volunteers will continue to attend rallies, demanding that candidates present their plan to make Social Security financially sound for generations to come. For tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Jan. 28, look for our …

— 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. …

— January 21, 2016 — In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social Security. According to a new survey released today by AARP, more than nine in 10 Iowa caucus goers across party lines and age groups say it is important for presidential candidates to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound for future generations. “Iowa caucus goers are …

— In keeping with our 30- year tradition of issue-oriented voter engagement, AARP has launched “Take a Stand,” a campaign to urge all Presidential candidates to offer their plans to update Social Security to put it on sound financial ground for future generations. Social Security is a promise that’s been kept for 80 years—but in order to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees will …

— With the state’s Feb. 1 presidential caucus on the horizon, AARP Iowa volunteers have hit the political trail. They are meeting with candidates at coffee shops and local rallies to ask, if elected, how the candidates would put Social Security on stable footing for future generations. Meanwhile, the AARP state office is keeping Social Security in the spotlight by hosting candidate forums and posting candidates’ positions online. “Every four years, the ears of the nation listen to presidential hopefuls in …