Help pack a million meals for struggling seniors on Sept. 11. Volunteer today


Military and Veterans Discount

Contests and


Free AARP E-Books

Protecting Yourself Online for Dummies

Here's the mini guide you need to steer through the hazards with confidence.

Learn More


AARP Games - Play Now!


AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy

News & Politics Forums

Share your opinions on news and current events that matter most to you.

Join the discussion »

AARP Auto Buying Program



Photo Gallery

Women on the Campaign Trail

A day in the life of three female candidates who are off and running.


Meet three female candidates who are aiming to change a surprising statistic: The U.S. lags far behind much of the world when it comes to electing women to public office. Many of the current female candidates across the country have been mentored and trained by groups — partisan and nonpartisan — formed in the past few decades with the common purpose of electing more women to office.

"Midlife women are at a point in life when they can take on the task," says Mary Hughes, who heads up 2012 Project, which specifically targets women aged 45-plus as ideal candidates. "They are about to have fewer family responsibilities, are more likely to be financially stable and have deep roots in the community."

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

member benefit aarp financial service auto insurance

AARP® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford offers members no-cost quotes.

membership benefit financial college aarp

Advice on saving for education from AARP® College Savings Solutions from TIAA-CREF.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can earn 3% cash back on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points