Washington, DC— AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta today released a statement reiterating AARP’s nonpartisan stance during this election season:
“In late 2015 AARP launched Take a Stand, a national accountability campaign to push Presidential candidates to take a stand on how they would update Social Security for future generations.
“We are pleased that most of the candidates responded to our efforts, however, this morning, Governor Bush said in an MSNBC interview that we are supportive of his Social Security plan. While we congratulate him for taking a stand on this important issue, it is inaccurate to say that AARP supports his or any particular candidate or their plans.
“AARP does not and will not endorse any candidate’s plan to update Social Security during this election because voters deserve an open debate between the candidates about Social Security’s future. AARP has a proud nonpartisan history, and we don’t endorse candidates or give money to campaigns.”
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