• Meeting with government officials. AARP leaders and lobbyists will be visiting high-level people in the White House and in both houses of Congress, letting them know about our overwhelming opposition to any plan that would privatize Medicare. We’ll be reminding them that the same older Americans who were key in voting President Trump into office are now counting on him to protect them.
• Launching an ad campaign. Starting next week, AARP will be running a nationwide television advertising campaign affirming our belief that Americans have earned their benefits and that we’re counting on Congress to protect them.
• Mobilizing the troops. Through our state offices, we’ll be recruiting and supporting volunteers who want to fight with us to protect our hard-earned benefits. These volunteers will be meeting with their elected officials, collecting signatures for petitions and launching letter-writing campaigns to communicate—in no uncertain terms—our support for keeping Medicare safe and strong. We’ll be collecting stories from AARP members in every state to share with congress to show them how important this program is to them and their families. Already, we’ve collected more than 300,000 petitions and stories from members in every state.
To join the fight, sign our petition to tell congress to protect Medicare.
• Educating the public. To people outside of the Beltway bubble, a lot of this policy stuff gets confusing and complicated. Through our publications, our website and our social media channels, we’ll be working to help you better understand what is happening here in Washington and to see exactly how changes to the program will have a direct impact on you and your family. We’re counting on you to join us in this critical fight.
If you want to be part of that grassroots movement, sign up at aarp.org/getinvolved, Like the AARPAdvocates Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter at @AARPAdvocates.