FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2011
AARP Reacts to Super Committee’s Announcement
Washington, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (‘super committee’):
“AARP and our members recognize the urgent need and the daunting task in putting our nation’s finances on a more secure path. We regret that the Joint Committee was unable to achieve a solution. AARP will continue to fight for a balanced approach to solving our nation’s deficit – an approach that protects the vulnerable, promotes growth in the American economy, and improves the health and economic security of current and future generations. AARP will continue to be a strong voice for older Americans in this critically important debate.”
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.