Oct 28, 2020
AARP Statement on Union 2020’s Citation of AARP in Mailer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP Voter Engagement Director Khelan Bhatia issued the following statement today in response to Union 2020’s citation of AARP, the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and misleading statements about AARP in a mailer sent to voters in Florida, Minnesota and other battleground states. AARP has sent a cease and desist letter to Union 2020. Bhatia said:

“AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of Union 2020’s mailer sent to voters in Florida, Minnesota or any state. Further, the mailer includes the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and uses AARP’s public statements in a misleading way. AARP has a proud 34-year history of non-partisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage Floridians to find out where the candidates stand on the issues they care about so they can make their own decisions in this election.”

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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.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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