Jan 15, 2021
AARP Statement on President-elect Biden’s Proposal to Combat the Pandemic and Aid the Economy

WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s proposal to combat COVID-19 and provide economic relief:

“For months, AARP has called for action to improve the health and economic security of older Americans and all Americans. There is tremendous demand for vaccines, and this is the most important task facing the new Administration. We are pleased this proposal includes a new focus and necessary funding to improve vaccine distribution and steps to protect long-term care residents and staff who have been devastated by this pandemic. We are also pleased to see several key measures, including economic stimulus payments, additional funds for nutrition assistance, paid sick and family leave to keep families healthy, and aid to state and local governments. AARP urges quick action on these policies to help our nation get past this deadly pandemic.”

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About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP@AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.​

For further information: Colby Nelson, cnelson@aarp.org, 202-706-8416