Association does not endorse candidates in any political races
DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, upon learning of its name and logo appearing in a Rep. Dave Loebsack campaign ad in the race for Iowa’s Second Congressional District, AARP is issuing the following statement by Kent Sovern, State Director for AARP in Iowa.
“AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.
“AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in a currently-running television ad by the Dave Loebsack campaign.
“AARP has a proud 28-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 that they can make their own decisions on Election Day.
“AARP urges all congressional candidates to talk with voters about the future of Social Security, Medicare and financial security at upcoming debates and other forums. We also encourage our members and all Americans to ask questions so they understand where the candidates stand on these and other important issues and choose the candidates that best reflects their views and values.
“AARP Voters’ Guides are available for the 2014 election cycle at www.aarp.org/yourvote. The Guides enable voters to find out where the candidates stand, in their own words, on the future of Social Security, Medicare, Financial Security, and other critical issues.”
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The 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. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
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