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AARP Public Policy

AARP Public Policy: We Want to Hear From You

 

AARP represents the needs of nearly 38 million members with lifestyles and political views as diverse as any group in the United States. Developing public policy recommendations that serve such diversity is a formidable task. We concentrate on the issues most important to those in the 50-plus community as they age: economic security; health care; access to affordable, quality long-term care; creating and maintaining livable communities; consumer protections; and ensuring that our democracy works better for all.  

 

These policies are published every two years in The Policy Book: AARP Public Policies and in regular supplements to The Policy Book.

 

AARP POLICY BOOK

AARP’s policies, consistent with our mission to enhance quality of life for all as we age, guide the organization's advocacy and support for specific bills and regulations at the national, state and local levels. Read

 

How We Set Policy

As one of the leading voices for an aging America, AARP regularly monitors its members' needs, concerns and opinions. Find out how AARP develops its public policies. Read

 

Our Policy Priorities

The Priorities Book (PDF) offers a brief overview of AARP policy positions, reflecting our mission to enhance quality of life for all as we age. It serves as a companion piece to The Policy Book. Read

NPC POLICY LEADERS

The AARP National Policy Council (NPC) is a 25-member, all-volunteer policy analysis and advisory body to AARP’s board of directors. Read

 

SUBMIT FEEDBACK

Find out more about AARP’s annual call for public comment. Read.

 

APPLY FOR THE NPC

Learn more about how to apply to serve on the NPC. Read.

CONNECT WITH US

The AARP Office of Policy Integration coordinates the activities of the NPC. For more information, call 202-434-3720.

 

PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE

The AARP Public Policy Institute promotes the development of sound, creative policies to address our common need for economic security, health care and quality of life. Go

 

More About AARP

AARP History

Learn more about the history of the organization and our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Read

 

Our Executive Team

Meet the members of our Executive Team, their backgrounds and their leadership responsibilities. Read

 

AARP Ethics

Our Code of Conduct sets forth the highest ethical standards for our employees, volunteers, board members and those who do business with us. Read

 

Annual Report

Read AARP’s annual report and consolidated financial statement for the current or previous year. Read

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